Through Lines 098

Obi-Wan Kenobi is the Star Wars series we’ve been waiting for and I truly hope it’s the vehicle for a great performance from Ewan McGregor and the rest of the cast that is looks like it could be. Is it May 25th yet? Will we even make it to May with everything going on in the world right now?

  • My pal Doug Wilson relaunched his amazing Printing Films site this week with a fresh design and new features. The I.T.U. Electronic Progress film is worth the price of admission alone.
  • The FBI Guide to Internet Slang from Pentagram can be yours for a simply donation to the EFF with proof of receipt while supplies last.
  • The world would be a more delightful place with more of the work of environmental artist Ememem in it.
  • Maestral looks like an interesting alternative to the native Dropbox app though it does looks to be missing a few key features that some might need.
  • I may not have the real thing, but this LEGO Vespa 125 would suffice.
  • “Being an outsider is a feature, not a bug.” I can agree 100% yes with this as my own version of an outsider within the work community that I belong. I am not the norm in any way there. It’s never been easy yet that does has never been a deterrent.
  • Please keep your Putin out of our national dish. One is evil. The other is delicious.
  • This is probably more concerning than we think right now, and I’m a little surprised that the first mention of it I’ve seen is in Wired.
  • I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
  • Ditto here. Seriously.

Notable Font Releases

  • Spline Sans from Eben Sorkin and Mirko Velimirovic caught my eye this week for its use as part of the collaborative 3d app Spline.
  • Henrietta may be a revival of a Souvenir knock-off, but my mind immediately goes to a more refined Windsor. Oozing with personality this one is.
  • The razor sharp horizontal and vertical cuts and squared contours in Gramma from CAST Foundry give it a tech edge and the high x-height keeps it nice and readable.
  • The Degheest family from Velvetyne foundry — a set of revivals of work by Ange Degheest (1928–2009) is going to take me a while to unpack but there’s a lot to like.
  • The lowercase g and @ symbol are enough to convince me that there’s something going on with Bagoss … and then I noticed the slightly unusual arches in the m…