Font FS Millbank (2015) by Stuart de Rozario.
Late for a meeting and can’t find your way? Trying to catch a flight? Lost in a hospital? Reading signs is a different business to reading a book or a newspaper. Text on signs needs to be deciphered quickly and effortlessly. So the legibility criteria for signage letterforms are different to those for normal reading, too.
Throughout FS Millbank’s uppercase and lowercase alphabets, characters have been given features for extra definition, including: wide ink traps on the A, K, M, V, W, X and Y; a serifed i, accentuated spurs on the a, d, l u; and different x-height shapes on the b, g, p and q.2 hearts
800beloved is a Michigan-based group formed from the writing & production of singer/songwriter, Sean Lynch. The group’s moniker, taken from a 1-800 telephone number, hints at the merger between two opposing themes – “800” representing the interest in popular culture’s flimsiness while “beloved” alludes to the lyrical use of sacred, often dismal and ironically naive subject matter.2 hearts
Shibu PG, Kochi, India.
The cyclone had set the house down gently, very gently – for a cyclone—in the midst of a country of marvelous beauty. There were lovely patches of green sward all about, with stately trees bearing rich and luscious fruits.
Banks of gorgeous flowers were on every hand, and birds with rare and brilliant plumage sang and fluttered in the trees and bushes.
A little way off was a small brook, rushing and sparkling along between green banks, and murmuring in a voice very grateful to a little girl who had lived so long on the dry, gray prairies.
I watched his skull making acquaintance with the angles of the capital, his right hand refreshing itself among the gilt ornaments; and, in the purple shadow, his large feet. From a distant part of the theater his eyes came back to me; his mouth said: “Discipline is not bad. . . . It is at least a beginning. . .
I did not know what to answer. He said in his low quick voice: “Let them enjoy and obey!”