Watching things like this make me wonder if I made the wrong career choice. Sound design seems like a ton of fun, especially if you have an opportunity to work on projects like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, or other feature movies or shows.
- This elaborate life-size (!!!) paper replicate of a Heidelberg Letterpress from Korean artist Lee Ji-hee is some next level work. Wow wow wow.
- Tell Them We Were Here. File under documentaries I need to watch if only because it features one of my favorite artists, Tucker Nichols.
- Cautionary Tales from Cryptoland. Molly Write astutely describes all this web3/crypto business as “an enormous grift that’s pouring lighter fluid on our already-smoldering planet.” Amen.
- Tangentially related: the Metaverse (whatever that is) sucks. As much as I’m amused that I agree with Evan Spiegel — I also would bet on the real world.
- Type in the Future’s deep dive into the typography of Blade Runner. An oldie from waaaaay back in 2016 but worth revisiting.
- These kaleidoscopic Iranian mosque ceilings are so stunningly beautiful.
- I’m very excited to see more of Rosario Dawson as Ashoka Tano.
- Thanks, I guess, Google.
Notable Type Releases
- Scarlet Script available from Type Network and by SuperType is, as the description says, the child of Girard and Aldo Novarese indeed. And it has the jaunty bounce of the work of illustrator Jim Flora’s mid-century jazz album covers.
- MD System is an updated and re-released workhorse grotesque type superfamily from Mass Driver. Lots of nice details and polish have clearly gone into this update.
- Tifo from 205TF and designed by Romain Tronchin is a blocky, Swiss-cheese-like type family, but actually inspired by Italian football banners.
- The variable bitmap style Metamor Bit brings an interesting experimental idea to the mix by offering up a Glyphs 3 file along with the fonts that allows licensees to create their own textured versions.
- Colophon released Apta this week with 6 weights/styles and a nice collection of stylistic sets that allow you to tailor the look of the family from Standard to Humanistic to Geometric. Smart.