"It’s funny how a week of time experienced under intense circumstances outside of situations you regularly experience usually blur together into one big mess. Already a few days after you remember what has happened, but it’s like the memories and experiences from that bubble of time has melted together. Plus, you only remember the good things."

Read more about Johan’s Hunt on Deux North.

This camera was handed off to me outside of Grythyttan, with 700km left. I have no words.

  • gwil: Also I don’t know whether this is confirmation bias effect or something but
  • gwil: why does everyone involved in typography have a name like Maurice Meilleur or Jürgen Siebert
  • rob: There might be something there
  • gwil: Jürgen Freeman
  • gwil: Kristof Hypofothesis
  • gwil: Dietrich Manfolder
  • gwil: I could play this game all day
  • rob: Actually: Patch Hofweber. Dieter Hofrichter.
  • rob: Real type designer.
  • gwil: Hahaha
  • rob: Göran Söderström.
  • gwil: After a certain threshold of Germanic features and/or accents a child is predisposed to becoming a type designer
  • gwil: Sorry,  Flüggen Hoffelhaßer
  • rob: Jonathan Hoefler. Tobias Frere-Jones.
  • rob: Claude Garamont.
  • gwil: There’s a scientific paper in this my chum
  • rob: Pretty rad fucking names
  • gwil: *Nature*, here we come
  • rob: Giambattista Bodoni
  • gwil: Robertus Theodorus Marius Jesus Butros Butros Gali Mientjes
  • rob: Henric Pieterszoon Lettersnijder
  • gwil: lol
  • rob: You are spitballing. I am just going through history.
  • gwil: And my personal favourite, Typography Jones.
  • gwil: Yeah you actually know a history of fonts, I however have the creative spark
  • gwil: Hikikomori Bouken
  • gwil: Maximum Pancetta
  • gwil: Mascarpone Smith
  • gwil: Dame Blanche
  • gwil: yeah tapping a rich vein of hunger now

New times ahead


Some might not know this, but the last few years I’ve almost had two jobs. I was FamiljenPangea’s lead type designer, where I was not only responsible for designing custom typefaces but also brought in the majority of such clients to the company. Simultaneously, I was running Letters from Sweden as a side project where my main focus was retail fonts.

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LFS is taking custom type assignments soon. Look out.



SOLO TRAIN RIDE TO / heaven is a place on earth

france is just / ridiculous.

spiders in the egg bowl

            not like a parasite, like
            the flu. a virus

only a week until / what i believe to be
the solstice / kids go on vacation / to cannes?

“i thought maybe lebanon needed me more than france did”

rapture / rupture
change in
temperature / summit the second-highest
hill in finland, ecstatic triumph
of climbing in drifts up past knees
pot borne in hands, leg fallen in,
stuck up to thigh

it’s normal to get/
cold feet

once i divorced my need to make a living from my desire for fulfillment

 “i don’t know if i’m going to go back”

My dear friend Maya is in northern Finland and is living the life.