Through Lines 143

The National had me with the title of the forthcoming album, First Two Pages of Frankenstein, and then of course the first single, Tropic Morning News is also great.

  • Dark Side of the Moon turns 50 (holy crap) in March and of course there’s a special box set coming to recognize such a milestone achievement. Actually, the best part might be them bringing back the planetarium experience which I remember seeing several times in my youth.
  • I’m intrigued by what might be possible by bringing the fediverse and blogging together. This new Webfinger plugin for the Kirby CMS may just be the start of that and I’ve already got it configured on this very site.
  • Twitter’s outright irresponsible and cruel handling of cutting off third-party clients this week is just another nail in its slow, sad demise. I’m glad I got out when I did.
  • This week saw the first of what I expect will be an ongoing series of lawsuits against AI tools like Stable Fusion and Midjourney for copyright infringement.
  • I obviously missed the passing of Garage Fonts owner Ralph Smith last year, but it’s good to see it find new life with Jon Young and Elena Gonzalez.
  • Parachute Type this week launched the Archive Collection, an eclectic library of typefaces that date back to their 2003 catalog but pulled from circulation in 2007.
  • Hey, a new trailer for season 3 of The Mandalorian. Babu Frik!
  • This is not the future I wanted either. +1 to all of this.
  • The ultimate in beige sophistication.

Notable Type Releases

  • The free Leluja from Omnibus Type originates in the traditions of cut paper, known in Polish as Wycinankies (pronounced “vee-chee-non-kee”). Good for a rustic look at both display and small text sizes.
  • The Radio Canada brand typeface used by the national radio service of Canada has been open sourced with extended support for the Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics Unicode block. Bravo.
  • Monstera from Spaghetype (lol) is cut from a different cloth: psychedelic lettering from the 60s and 70s paired with Art Nouveau and a contemporary point of view.
  • The razor sharp angles of Gizela give it a modern, seductive and elevated vibe. This one will definitely look good set large!
  • The stylish high contrast cut serifs of Pasticcino from Tipastype seem perfect for packaging or headlines. Bonus points for the included fillets and frames.