Word Harvesting, or Carefully Selected Feathers

I’m fascinated and delighted by the idea of word harvesting, a term invented by local Brighton copywriter Ellen de Vries and described on her blog, here. I love the collection of phrases she’s listed, especially Carefully Selected Feathers, which I’ve nabbed as the name of my laptop. Stripped of their original context they remind me of the pangrams we use for type samplers, and they do work rather well:

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Folio Medium, Light, Extra Bold, Condensed Light, Condensed Bold and Extra Condensed Bold.