Somewhat recently, I’ve redesigned my personal website
(after 4 attempts over the span of 3 years) and, of course, I struggled the most choosing which typefaces to use. I’ve went from “radical teenager”
moods to “wine snob at a dinner party”
as far as typefaces moods go, and nothing felt like… myself. At some point I just tried old classics for the fun of it, and there it was: Franklin Gothic URW
, shining in all of its historical glory, standing on the shoulder of giants, seemed like a perfect fit.
I felt… vulgar. Franklin, it’s a great work horse, coming at you with a tool (weight) for all sorts of possible information hierarchy. But it’s Franklin. And despite that deep craving for something new and fresh, I’ve decided to postpone such cravings to other exciting future projects: my own home, I had decided, was classic, tried and true. Hi, Franklin, we’re gonna be old friends one day.
Microsoft announced that the new Word will flag double-spacing as an error,
proving once and for all that one space is the only way to go. Not that we had doubts, but, it’s good to feel validated.
From a sunny balcony in a not-snowy Montreal,