I was cleaning out my kids backpacks (we just finished school last week) and their folders were covered in doodles - mostly band names and logos. My folders looked the same, way back in junior high. As a side note, it's pretty cool that some of the band names I found on my kids folders were the same as the ones I had drawn...KISS, Queen, Zep...
What I wanted to point out today is that my love affair with fonts began with Rock and Roll. Think about it....studying the lettering, trying to draw the logos exactly like the album cover was an introduction to fonts. I loved when a band kept the same typography for every album. Some bands changed their lettering every year which was such a nuisance. Type and logos go hand in hand.
I love alphabets. I've designed several over the years, and have collected dozens as stamps, stencils, and punches. I've carved 4 sets of alphabets. Now I collect fonts for my latest obsession with digital art. I don't know where I'm going with the digital art but it's a really fun adventure as I'm teaching myself how to use it. My dream would be to get into designing band merchandise, or maybe album covers. How cool would that be?
Once again, it circles back to loving Rock and Roll. Crank it up.