You Never Know What Will Happen to the Work You Send Out Into the World

Quite a while ago, I wrote an article about web typography, “10 Web Typography Rules Every Designer Should Know, for WebDesignerDepot.com. To be frank, I’d forgotten about the article for the most part — while it’s a topic near and dear to my heart, it’s not one that I’ve written about recently.

But a few months ago, I got a pleasant surprise. A student studying web design in Australia emailed me, explaining that she had used the article in a design project. Not only that, her whole class had received the same assignment, using my article for the basis of a layout.

It’s a funny feeling, knowing that something I wrote is used in educational materials. A mostly good kind of funny — partially curiosity about how my article was chosen, but also partially that feeling you get when you hold a new baby and wonder if you’re going to absolutely screw up the poor kid’s future.

Image courtesy Celeste Watson, a graphic design student who I am sure we’ll hear great things about soon.

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