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Tanabu Hiroshi’s visual poems

Paul Renner’s original design for Futura (1927-29) shows the influence of Herbert Bayer’s experimental "Universal" alphabet. The initial design included several geometrically constructed alternative characters and ranging (old-style) figures  for lowercase a, g, and r, for some punctuation and for uppercase characters including German accents. Although the experimental alternates were originally included, they were quickly removed from the face’s character set for being too radical, resulting in the more conventional, and perhaps more economically successful, typeface we know today. The alternative characters can still be found in the revival typeface Architype Renner and Sol Hess’ LTC Twentieth Century Medium Alt, they’re also featured in one of the  location cards in Quantum of Solace (by London design collective Tomato).

Paul Renner’s original design for Futura (1927-29) shows the influence of Herbert Bayer’s experimental "Universal" alphabet. The initial design included several geometrically constructed alternative characters and ranging (old-style) figures  for lowercase a, g, and r, for some punctuation and for uppercase characters including German accents. Although the experimental alternates were originally included, they were quickly removed from the face’s character set for being too radical, resulting in the more conventional, and perhaps more economically successful, typeface we know today. The alternative characters can still be found in the revival typeface Architype Renner and Sol Hess’ LTC Twentieth Century Medium Alt, they’re also featured in one of the  location cards in Quantum of Solace (by London design collective Tomato).

The surprising choice of typeface for the title sequence of Andrea Arnold’s 2011 visceral adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights: ITC Bahaus Heavy

The surprising choice of typeface for the title sequence of Andrea Arnold’s 2011 visceral adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights: ITC Bahaus Heavy

One of the most important scientific discoveries of the last 100 years rendered virtually meaningless as CERN scientists present Higgs Boson findings in Comic Sans. The search for a God font continues…

One of the most important scientific discoveries of the last 100 years rendered virtually meaningless as CERN scientists present Higgs Boson findings in Comic Sans. The search for a God font continues…