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2017

Thirty!

On January 1, 2018, helveticka will celebrate its 30th anniversary. In honor of this milestone, over the course of this coming + more

“As for man, his days are like grass…”

The two or three of you who regularly follow this blog will no doubt have noticed that we’ve been somewhat + more

“The course of Nature is the art of God”

So this guy went out and captured 10 terabytes (!) of raw data last summer with a $110,000 Phantom Flex4K high-speed + more

Understanding the Essence of “Jerkitude”

Hey kids! Are you “surrounded by fools and non-entities, by people with bad taste and silly desires, by boring people + more

“Whoa. Check out the tailfins on this year’s Mongoose Civique!”

In 1955, Robert B. Young, of Ford Motor Company’s marketing research department, sent a letter to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Modernist + more

Stop what you’re doing right now and buy tickets—stat!

Got any plans for Wednesday, November 29? Yes. Yes, you do: You’re going to go see the encore presentation of + more

No Ordinary John Smith

Last week, the Spokane graphic design community lost one of its pioneers. John Carroll Smith passed away November 6. He + more

Words of Wisdom

When people have their writing “corrected,” they usually discover that their long, complicated sentences receive the most correction and criticism. + more

Miscellany

In Germany, police detain a man with a python in his pants. Meanwhile, 400 miles south in the Austrian Alps… + more

What Goes Around Comes Around

It’s kind of funny when you think about how project opportunities come about. Especially the connections made along the way. + more

This Is a Real Thing

“What you take away from standing in front of the dark, musty expanse is what you bring to it.” And + more

Halloween Miscellany

“Anthropomorphic pumpkins, mirror divination, and space-traveling witches”: a collection of vintage Halloween cards. In addition to my annual plea to + more

A Top 10 List Worth Reading

If you’re looking to watch a scary movie on Halloween but are unsure where to start, there’s no shortage of + more

Not Just for the Game Grid Anymore

This suffix, applied to nuclear physics, modern biology, and early AI—and even a certain carnival ride—was “a totem of high + more

It Was 20 Years Ago Today…

Entering the 17th and final race of the 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship, held October 26 at Jerez, Spain, + more

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