Shifting view: There is a huge rise in typefaces that are throwing sand into the type industry’s ideas about what makes a typeface good or refined. This new rebelliousness against established ideas about quality is something I have found myself spending a lot of time mulling over. On the one hand, a great deal of it is dismissible, but some of it asks worthwhile questions about the previous orthodoxy and offers interesting alternatives.
Guilty pleasure: I have a weak spot for absurdity in comedy. I like The Mighty Boosh and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy. I realize that my taste for this stuff isn’t very widely shared.
Mind-blowing type: Viktoriya Grabowska has an unreleased sans that I found thought provoking. It seems to get the balance right and offers new ways to go forward. It is charming on its own terms, but it also opens up possibilities. I look forward to it going public! I also love Salvaje Display, which can be found at Montréal-based type foundry Coppers and Brasses’ site. Such a compelling design!