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 10.13.1 and Chrome Version 62.0.3202.94 (Official Build) (64-bit).
The red avatar/blavatar/logo is an asterisk, inspired by a love of typography.
The WordPress.com theme in use is Opti — with a number of customizations.
The main title/logo font and red asterisk are Abril Fatface.
Headlines are PT Sans and text is PT Serif.