Really enjoyed this short essay from Soulaf Khalifeh on typesetting in Arabic.
The multilingual education system in Lebanon gave us the privilege of reading literature classics in three different languages. But Arabic has always had its unique aura, enchanting me with its subtle grammar and with how the interplay of short and long vowels, along with other rhetorical elements, can overhaul its semantics and enrich its rhythm.
It's only when you learn a language (or an alphabet) alien to your own do you appreciate the uniqueness of your native one.
I've said some horrible things in the past about the UFO font format.
Some of them publicly 😕
I take it all back for version three....
Typemag has a round up on Coke's new typeface and it's worth reading for the sick burns alone.
Coca-Cola continues to operate under the mindset that its sinking soda ship is a brand problem rather than a product problem. It...
Pilita Clark on avoiding epic jet lag.
Finally, forget all the guff about resetting your body clock with light, melatonin or whatnot and concentrate on doing it with food. Eat as little as possible at the airport and on the...