lumatwist asked: did you study typography specifically in class, or did your knowledge develop more "intuitively" over time. any good type "style books" you like?
I didn’t. Nearly everything I learned about lettering happened outside of school. Most of my reference is from vintage type. I like using antique advertising tin catalogs, the photos are not great but they are filled to the brim with vintage type inspiration. This is a good one because it’s full color. http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Advertising-Tins-Vol-Identification/dp/157432070X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342549625&sr=8-1&keywords=advertising+tins