My name is Carrie … and I am a type nerd. It’s totally true. I’ve not used certain words in specific typefaces because I did not like the way the letters looked together. I have a distinct affinity for certain characters as well. I have a board on Pinterest devoted to the ampersand and I especially love Cs and Js. (I can’t tell you why.) But typography is about more than just liking how letters look together. It is about understanding letterforms and how to merge them seamlessly.