Through Lines 145

The full moon returns and with it, another new track from Peter Gabriel’s forthcoming i/o album. These behind-the-scenes on his songs and creative process are what I wish more artists would do.

  • I can’t imagine trying to manage my digital life without 1Password so this taste of what's on their roadmap right now is interesting to read through. And 100% agree with the idea that “the difference between good and great software isn’t flashy features: it’s the feeling of using a tool that just works.”
  • “…tech giants have gone from being exciting places to work to not much different from the rest of corporate America, leading some to question just what they saw in the industry in the first place.” Where will all the laid-off tech workers go?
  • One day I’d like to move to an EV but even before all the bird site nonsense, I would never give Space Karen one red cent. Maybe one of these vehicles from Fisker or Rivian though once the prices and range improve a bit more.
  • The Fosterverse sounds little silly at first but might be the first good idea I’ve seen related to the Metaverse because it’s really about doing something in the real world.
  • A very thorough and cogent explanation and examination of the fediverse and Mastadon by Glenn Fleishman.
  • The digitalification (yeah, I think I made that word up) of everything has done one thing: proven hell does exist — and yes, we’re now living in it every day.
  • Permission Slip from Consumer Reports sounds like it could be something really good. I wonder if it actually works though.
  • Why Not Mars. I’m going to let Maciej’s words do the work (which they do).
  • I love these gorgeous moiré prints by Pat Kim. Do not miss the brief process video to see how they were made too. Also, that hanji paper…
  • Look Out for the Little Guy is a brilliant movie tie-in or just an excellent gag.
  • Just do what the website says, trust me.
  • This made me grin ear-to-ear. Also, HBD Questlove.
  • The only AI writing tool you need — CatGPT.
  • TikTok Enshittification”. Ahem, or maybe amen?

Notable Type Releases

  • The origins of Briefcase Type’s new BC Ludva dates back to the 1920s and Louis Oppenheim’s thin upright Flamingo which has evolved with sharp contrast and strict rules to add tension and dynamics. Plus — a backslant style.
  • Put away your good China, the pachyderm in the room this week is the chonky Cyclops from HvD Fonts with its wild variable width and optical axes.
  • Augure from 205TF, in particular the Cryptic and Eclectic styles, read to me like digital hieroglyphs might — perfect for future-tech and code breaking projects.
  • Elvira Serif designed by Andrés Felipe Ramírez gets to the point with its gorgeous sharp wedge serifs. It’s bold, fun, and contemporary yet still highly functional.
  • Speaking of oddball, expressive, and exaggerated forms, DJR’s latest 1970s Deco-inspired geometric sans serif Megascope fits that bill in spades.