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  • Typography & Thyme: the first printed herbals

    Since before agricultural civilization, humans have used plants for their special properties – to nourish and heal, to harm and to poison. The earliest written compilations of plants can be traced back to the second millennium BC, with early traditions in Egypt, Mesopotamia, China and India. In Greco-Roman antiquity, the Athenian, Theophrastus (c. 371 – […]

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    Typography & Thyme: the first printed herbals

  • Endangered Alphabets

    I started the Endangered Alphabets Project in 2010 when I discovered that about a third of the world’s 120-plus writing systems may become extinct within the next one or two generations. As you probably know, every culture has its own spoken language, and in many cases its own written language, too — a writing system […]

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    Endangered Alphabets

  • Inkwell: welcome to our universe

    Informal is not an adjective that readily comes to mind in describing anything in the type catalogue of New York foundry, Hoefler & Co. From the highly formal sparkle of Renaissance inspired text romans like Requiem through its humanist sans, Ideal Sans, to the precision and aplomb of the shaded and layered Obsidian, all walk […]

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    Inkwell: welcome to our universe

  • Ricardo: A Tale of Two Worlds

    David Ricardo (1772–1823) was a versatile man. A stock trader, politician and, most importantly, an economist. He is considered the first of the classical economists, thus symbolizing the transition from mercantilism to capitalism. While his theories are mostly derived from mathematical abstractions, he communicated his ideas in understandable, down-to-earth language. Besides a versatile man, Ricardo […]

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    Ricardo: A Tale of Two Worlds