About "The Modern Selkie"

Wikipedia defines Selkies as:

1. Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are fictional creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish mythology. They can shed their skin from seals to become humans. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands, where selch or selk(ie) is the Scots word for seal (from Old English seolh).

Modern has a larger collection of definitions. What Webster doesn’t say, but what Wikipedia and any Typography geek would know is that Modern is also:

1. a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes. Common examples include Bodoni, Didot, and Computer Modern.

When combined, The Modern Selkie becomes the online pseudonym of a college student at University of Mary Washington named Caitlin Murphy. She enjoys photography, video editing, filming, lomography, cooking, and reading.


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