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Oh, boy…

“Every time I see a woman in public reading a book by a man (usually dead, usually white),” writes Danielle + more

Time Flies

In honor of helveticka’s thirtieth anniversary, we’ve uncovered a few items from our past and put them on exhibit in + more

Old-School Publishing

Twenty-four finalists (out of 450) have been selected in this year’s Book Illustration Competition run by The Folio Society and + more

CK’s iPics of the Year

Presenting my third annual iPics of 2017. I shared twelve images last year, but this time around I could only + more

This Is Literally the Best Thing Ever

I don’t care what anyone says. Trigger Smith, owner of the Continental, a “divey mainstay of Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood + more

We’re Doomed

Today is Friday. Normally, that would be cause for celebration. The weekend is nigh; the promise of fun and frivolity + more

Three of Thirty

Remember these? No, millennials, these are not drink coasters, but that’s about all they’re good for these days. 3.5″ floppy + more

Weekend Miscellany

I have good news and bad news. First, the good news: The end of the world isn’t happening any time + more

Two of Thirty

In 1989 we purchased our first computer, a Macintosh CXII. We borrowed the money from my business partner’s mom (thank + more


There’s a chapter in Leszek Kołakowski’s wonderful Why Is There Something Rather than Nothing? 23 Questions from Great Philosophers (Basic Books, 2007) entitled + more

The Blind Delight of Being

“Poetry,” writes Christian Wiman in today’s New York Times, “is the deepest expression, and the best hope for survival, of a + more

Multiplicative Idiocy

The Oatmeal has, as usual, nailed it: “Two half-wits do not equal a full-witted person. They equal a quarter-witted person.” + more

One of Thirty

Shortly after July 5, 1988, John and I received a letter from The Washington Water Power Company inviting us to + more

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