After at least 15 years of debating whether I should spend money on this, I recently took the plunge and acquired one of my most-desired Prince collectibles.
Added to my collection: 3.5" floppy given to press when Prince changed his name. Contains a font w/ one symbol in it. pic.twitter.com/mNL0eOHDGI— Anil Dash (@anildash) June 23, 2014
Part of the reason I decided to actually acquire this disk was that I’d revisited Parker Higgins’ great post about how Prince’s signature glyph might have been represented in Unicode if it were able. Even better, once I’d shared the photo I’d taken of the disk, Paisley Park’s then-head designer Steven Parke, and Chank Diesel, the Minneapolis type designer whose typefaces would later become stalwarts of Prince’s packaging design, both jumped into the thread.
For those asking, Prince font floppy is just a fun artifact; contents were on his CD-ROM & Compuserve 20 years ago. pic.twitter.com/Mnzrvo64wQ— Anil Dash (@anildash) June 23, 2014