Monthly Archives July 2011

SPEED mix

Type: Eurostile Song: 6 Underground, Sneaker Pimps About Eurostile: “Alessandro Butti and Aldo Novarese designed a typeface called Microgramma in 1952 for the Nebiolo foundry in Turin, Italy. A true titling face, Microgramma contained capitals only, its uppercase characters much larger than those of a typical text design. Although Microgramma was available in five styles, […]

Hate leaves ugly scars, but love leaves beautiful ones

Type: Baskerville Song: Turning Tables, Adele About Baskerville: “A legend of the printing and lettering arts, John Baskerville (1706–1775) was somewhat overshadowed during his lifetime by his more renowned contemporary William Caslon I. Baskerville is now considered one of the two transformative figures of British printing and typefounding history. After working as a headstone engraver […]

Don’t make it a big deal, don’t be so sensitive

Type: Myriad Pro Song: Sleep to Dream, Fiona Apple Myriad Pro via Typekit and Typedia. Myriad was first issued in 1992 as a multiple master Type 1 font family, which worked with a compliant font renderer to allow the user to generate variations in a wide range of widths and weights. Myriad MM was discontinued […]

Occupational Therapy

So, it’s been a little over three months since the job and I split. I know it’s the best for both parties, but I never anticipated it would be such a struggle to find another. Before the split I thought I had it figured out: I would put myself back on the market and sift […]