I loved Dark, so I’m definitely intrigued by what’s coming in 1899
- Quantum Internet Inches Closer with Advance in Data Teleportation is maybe one of the more truly futuristic headlines I’ve seen in some time, especially because it’s actually a real thing and not just theory.
- These aerial photos of abandoned (maybe decommissioned) military aircraft in Tucson, Arizona are really striking.
- A look inside the last remaining Polaroid film factory in Enschede, The Netherlands back in 2008. This factory, despite all odds, is still operational and produces more than a million packs of film a year.
- ItemZero’s new Design Words site is a super-handy glossary of common graphic design-related terminology. Their books, such as the Book Block are great too.
- How many pixels is too many pixels? How about this 717 gigapixel photograph of Rembrant’s Operation Night Watch. Keep zooming in. Wow.
- The UX of LEGO interface panels. Filing this away as reference for something I started cooking up earlier this week.
- Art Chantry is a national treasure. I’m thankful to have had a brief opportunity to meet him so this three-part series with Steven Heller is a delight to read.
- Vesper (out September 30) has definitely Alex Garland vibes.
Notable Type Releases
- I’m not even sure what to say about Léna Le Pommelet’s Furya coming out of the Type Media program other than, wowzers. Don’t miss all the other great type from the 2021 class such as Surround, Postgothic and Mobius to name just a few.
- Michael Cina’s Public Type delivers a uniquely European take on a condensed grotesque with TWEN. The squared alternative letterforms scream Russian Constructivist to me. Not necessarily new, but new to me.
- Interchange Display mixes 1970’s flair within a condensed, multiplexed family. This will be one to watch expand further as its development progresses on Future Fonts.
- Fenotype’s new Double Knuckle continues the trend this week of 1970’s character in type design. That lowercase r with the extra long arm… swoon!
- Occlusion Grotesque is not at all what I expected.