Hi! I’m Gerben Dollen, smart capo at @TypeMafia. I really enjoy sharing my on- and offline observations. Every now and then I write my musings on design, typography in particular, and other interesting things I come across.
I had no idea I was standing next to a piece of history when I visited the Buchstabenmuseum in Berlin last summer. AEG’s new logo might be a fine piece of typography, however, I find the oldie a lot more distinctive and personal. What do you think? Shame, no?
I’m only halfway reading through the paper yet, but this new journal looks already really promising. Lovely personal background stories about type projects instead of the usual marketing bullshit. Must read.
A teacher once showed me the excellent book Envisioning Information, blowing me away. Guess what? The author will be speaking near my boring hometown at The University of Twente, hahahahaha! Who else is going?
That’s all this week
I hope you enjoyed this issue as usual. I might need some nurturing, though. Are you liking the articles so far? What type of content would you like to see more — or better less?