Through Lines 117

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman has always seemed like one of those classic series that would be next to impossible to bring to life on the screen. Here’s to hoping I’m wrong.

  • I’m not sure I necessarily need another bookmarking service but I’d never heard of Raindrop until this week and I could see myself switching over to this pretty easily.
  • The governmental erasure of so many vernacular painted signs in Mexico is tragic, and in this case, it really is about as close to censorship as I can think.
  • “Fixing climate change is like paying down a large debt: By neglecting that work now, we shall only find ourselves in deeper trouble in the future.” And we so easily could do many things yet seem to consistently choose not to because it’s inconvenient.
  • The future of design education in California need your input. If you’re a designer of any sort, please take the Design Pathways Survey.
  • A dormant black hole has been discovered outside the Milky Way with a mass nine times that of our Sun and orbiting a blue star maybe 25 times the weight of the Sun.
  • Speaking of space… The Hunt for Planet B (available on Prime) is going to the top of my weekend watch list.
  • There’s a pattern to these shifting priorities which hopefully is obvious. And if you can’t see it and call yourself a “creator” well you might want to buckle up for the disappointment that will eventually come.
  • web3 really does keep getting better!
  • And then there was Helvetica the NFT. Just no.

Notable Type Releases

  • Audela from Font Fabric is three years in the making and I’d say it was worth the investment of time. I’m quite enamored by the sharp wedges in the italics in particular but overall this family would serve editorial or book projects well.
  • Felix Winter’s Zelensky Display is based on a fence between the borders of Russian and Ukraine. It’s pay what you want but 100% of sales will be going to UNICEF.
  • The simplistic incised styles in TypeTogether’s Rezak are unexpected and odd by comparison from a foundry focused on real workhorse editorial type designs.
  • Ohno Casual is stylistically connected to a sign painter’s single stroke casual script but has been bent into something almost unrecognizable and wholly original. And James and co of course have a great post about Ohno Casual's creation too.
  • Herzberg Design’s Fang is a typeface whose name definitely fits. It’s full of subtle details and beautiful curves that look like they belong cut in stone.
  • Crickle takes a slanted, connected handwriting style and mashes those things together with some weird, highly gestural character. Original, yes indeed.