Pied Type originated on other platforms in 2002 but was moved to WordPress.com on September 14, 2007. It is published in Thornton, CO, USA.
Currently Pied Type is composed on a MacBook Pro running OS Version 10.12.5 and Chrome Version 58.0.3029.110 (64-bit).
The red avatar/blavatar/logo is asterisk, derived from a love of typography.
The WordPress.com theme in use is Opti.
The main title/logo font is Abril Fatface.
Headlines are PT Sans and text is PT Serif.