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Are up ’til 5am because you came up with the best idea ever while brushing your teeth.

Realize the hottest dream you ever had was “Trace contour… Find Edges… Pinch… Extrude… Smudge Stick… Motion Blur…. Sprayed Strokes…”

Know Lorem Ipsum by heart.

Realize your kid knows Lorem Ipsum by heart.

Accidentally activate your entire font collection, which crashes your computer.

Spend $200 on a font for your website because “it’s the only one where the lower-case g is just right…”

Look at a menu and go “hmmm, ITC Baskerville Italic” rather than “Mmmm, lunch!”

Go for Layer Based Slices with Grain Texture when you finally order lunch.

Use the same words to describe fonts you dislike that normal people reserve for fascist dictators and serial killers.

Refer to colleagues as Strict, Transitional, Loose and the Future Unemployed.

Know that rivers are more than just water.

Discover your best friends are all employees at the local print shop.

Grasp the only people who seem to know what you do for a living are other Graphic Designers. (Ex: Graphic Design? What’s that? You’ll never be able to make a living being an Artist!)

Pay attention to the kerning and leading on your shopping list, and you don’t see a problem with that.

Know several South American economies will suffer any time you try to give up coffee, or even cut your consumption by half.

Know that “bleeding” doesn’t hurt.

Have friends or a significant other who will never speak to you again if you point out one more font to them.

Know the difference between fuchsia, magenta, and maroon.

Would travel back in time to destroy Comic Sans and Papyrus.

Understand everything on this list.

... And have a list of your own. Next time, I'll add a few of my own design obsessions and any that you care to share.


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