n.— «Thanks to the character-inspired icons for various Mac-related applications, there’s a new word-building form of entertainment to get bored workers through the doldrums of the day. Like a contemporary version of the grade school novelty of spelling out words on calculators (it actually had a name, beghilos), art director Mike Giepart’s posts examples of the new “typeface.” While the technique seems too recent to have been given a common name, Vermacular sounds about right.» —“Mac Icon Typeface” by Laura Neilson Cool Hunting July 2, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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