October 9th, 2008

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Typography Question

Does anyone here have any knowledge about early 19th century English typography and layout?

I have a question (completely unrelated to anything that I'm actually involved with - it's from a conversation that has come up at work) which I'm hoping someone with a knowledge of the history of typography or who has studied early 19th century originals or facsimily printed 'book' text may be able to help answer.
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The Anglo-Icelandic War of 2008

In another era the UK and Iceland would have now declared war on each other.

With the UK government enacting anti-terrorist laws to seize the assets of Icelandic financial institutions in the UK and Iceland having over £900 million of deposits from UK Council, Police, etc potentially now lost via their now nationalised banking system. With the condemnations of the UK government on Icelands actions (Gordon Brown called them effectively illegal for starters) and the 'unpleasentness' of the UK's actions sited by the Icelandic Prime Minister it has all the ingredients needed to put on the helmets and launch the longboats!

Anyway, I have a headache and am going to have a really early night to try and sleep it off.

Too many meetings and not enough time spent at home :(

Night.
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(Film Trailer) Repo! the Genetic Opera

Ok, so maybe I didn't go to bed straight away. Maybe I did check my friends page quickly - and I'm glad I did as I saw the trailer for Repo! The Genetic Opera - which I'd heard about but hadn't paid any attention to.

Before now.

Now I'm interested.

Glad to see Anthony Stewart Head (Giles from Buffy) back in a singing role after his stint in the Rocky Horror Musical - plus Alexa Vega, Sarah Brightman and (and I hate to admit this) Paris Hilton all look pretty hot :p

Anyway, here's the trailer... 2008's Rocky Horror anyone?