The Zapf’s Letter

Segalini Zapf Mingardi Letter · 6 January 2006Segalini Zapf Mingardi Letter · 6 January 2006

This letter from master Hermann Zapf (RIP) was a wonderful surprise, and still is now, looking back today, as I mark 15 years in typographic education.

Adobe Warnock

A quote from the Adobe Warnock specimenA quote from the Adobe Warnock specimen

In the summer of 2019, I sent the following about “Warnock” as a post scriptum to the translator, during our planning stage communication for the book we were working on.

The Turkish word for “design”


The etymology of the true Turkish word for “design” is captivating, educational, and therefore very useful to keep in mind.

Visual Dictionary

August 19th, 2020
Visual DictionaryVisual Dictionary

In January 2008 I came across a paper from MIT by Antonio Torralba, Rob Fergus, and William T. Freeman. It was about a visualization of all the nouns in the English language arranged by semantic meaning.

CMP Production Matrix

CMP Production MatrixCMP Production Matrix

First thoughts about a possible CMP Production Matrix.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

June 20th, 1847
Chicken crossingChicken crossing

An old dilemma: why did the chicken cross the road?