‘The Serif Fairy’ by Rene Siegfried

January 20, 2015 at 6:04 am 2 comments




Just to mention a few of my thoughts as I first cracked open The Serif Fairy by Rene Siegfried. Also “my god, how did he make this?” and “at last!” I certainly didn’t actively realize my life was lacking a fairy tale made entirely of fonts, ligatures, alphabets, and ampersands, but somehow, as I read this one, a void in my reading life was filled. At last!


On its face, The Serif Fairy is an inevitably quick read — it is technically a picture book for children, after all — but it is a book well worth savoring and giving a little extra time to. Each page is a masterwork in typographic artistry, complimenting and enhancing the charming story of a font fairy who has lost one of her wings.

As she travels through Garamond Forest and Futura Town, our little heroine encounters beautiful, whimsical creatures and places made up entirely of letters and signs. Each creature, each building, each tree, each and every thing in the book is a stunning creative work unto itself, so the book as a whole just knocks you over. Yes! What?! WOW!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kate  |  February 19, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Adorable! If I had to envision the perfect fairy tale for you, it might be this one :)

    • 2. Corey  |  February 19, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      It’s the best in every way. Not only is it typographically beautiful, it’s also pretty darn feminist! It’s got this great little female protagonist who goes on a quest for herself, not to please anyone else, and then finds a happy ending through her own efforts, no knight in shining armor necessary. The best!


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