Ah, Helvetica, that typeface, that subject of idle modernist worship, the most generic thing to ever elicit such strong emotional responses. Typographic tofu! All heil Max Miedinger! Pray towards Switzerland! Thank you, Helvetica!
Then came Helvetica Neue, son of Helvetica, the sequel to the…
“The most important reason for the success of In Rainbows was the quality of the music. I think this was overlooked, but without the great songs that we were proud of, the online release would have counted for nothing.”—Colin Greenwood of Radiohead
As the parent of a toddler, I’m going to probably need the next 14 years to prepare myself for stuff like this:
In school, my daughter is taking a required class on Microsoft Word. As if that weren’t bad enough, in class yesterday, her teacher gave them a project: Create a document that uses at least 8 serif fonts and at least 8 sans serif fonts, all of various point sizes. Extra points were awarded for those who added color (the teacher justified this by stating that if everyone used Black, she couldn’t award points for originality if students used the same fonts).