Chank Blog


“Smashing Alphabets” Spring Tour Rolls On
May 4, 2009, 10:03 am
Filed under: Font News

smashing_alphabets_chankChank speaks about fonts and it’s always entertaining. See if he’s coming to your town; up next are Minneapolis, Chicago and New York. New spring tour dates are now up at Chank.com here: http://www.chank.com/tour/index.php . Hope to see you soon! Come out to the show and you might get a letterpress poster; see it at Beast Pieces and Spunk Blog.



Follow Me, Follow You, Tweet Tweet Tweet
May 1, 2009, 5:59 am
Filed under: Font News

Like so many other businesses around the world, work has been a little slow around here lately. So I’ve taken this as an opportunity to not only plan my spring tour but also brush up on my social networking skills.

I got myself a copy of the Rosetta Stone course on Twitterish (Twitter English) and after 3 tough weeks, I think I can finally speak it fairly well. While it does alienate a lot of normal people who don’t understand the syntax and lingo, I do like the brevity of it, and it seems like a good venue for showcasing off-the-cuff links and pics of the fascinating little typographic tidbits I see every day. Works well with my new iPhone too. You can find me on Twitter as “chankfonts“.

While I do enjoy Twitter quite a bit now that I understand it, I’ll keep updating this blog in plain English on occasion, too. In other social media updates, you can also find me on Facebook where I post regular updates to the “Chank Fonts” group. I don’t accept many new friend requests there, but if you post something to the group once in a while you might have a better chance of being my real world friend. Please join my FB group when you get a chance, and maybe we can be friends some day.

If you’d like to keep in touch with me as you bounce around from job to job, as so many of you do, you can find me on LinkedIn. I accept pretty much every connection request I receive there, so you don’t have to worry about rejection if you want to connect with me there. You’ll find me there as “Chank Diesel“, duh. I find that’s a good place to keep in touch with my fellow members of the AIGA, AAF and TDC non-profits, all of which I adore.

What am I not doing? I don’t spend much time on MySpace or Plaxo. I’m not in a band, and I don’t know what Plaxo is good for.

Social media is a surprisingly anti-social activity, but I enjoy it nonetheless. Seems like lots of other people enjoy it, too. You are smart and beautiful. Let’s keep in touch.