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January 19, 2017
by Dan
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So Meta

Adrian Shaughnessy talks to Erik Spiekermann about his typeface FF Meta, the corporate font of Herman Miller, for the company magazine WHY: FF Meta was not designed with Herman Miller in mind, however. It was designed for the German Post Office … Continue reading

July 28, 2010
by Dan
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Midweek Miscellany

The elegant new cover design for The Secret of Contentment by William B. Barclay, designed by Christopher Tobias. Melancholy Technology — Tom McCarthy, whose novel C is on the long-list for the Man Booker Prize, on technology and the novel: … Continue reading

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