It feels like almost everywhere I go, I seem to collect images of - or to photograph - typefaces and things in 'letter form'. Even for a while going so far as to collect huge signs, and some of the other more manageable marginalia of the craft, like old letters, cast type, etc. ( can someone smell obsession ? ) - Here, are but a scant few examples, of what I am speaking of, err - as it were.
Stylistically at least - a "letterforms" seem almost always to have something interesting to them; often they're amusing, and occasionally they're perfectly elegant in their functionality (like a sign in London when I was a kid, which read - PISS OFF ! - and I understood perfectly what it meant). Early on, I realized (to my delight) that letterforms can also tell stories about the people who made them, the place that they are from, and sometimes the time and purpose they served.
So as you get to know typography better, (or at the minimum recognize that it exists) you will begin to perhaps appreciate, how letterforms can occasionally say as much, or even more than the words they inhabit.
Can you guess where these are from ? If someone can get all of them right, i'll eat tofu, in my most favorite blue dress, on fire, while riding a unicycle, upsidedown. promise, maybe