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Nick Shinn


Nick Shinn
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  • Re: Diversification Postmortem

    Bowdlerize! Haven’t come across that word in a long time. Spot on, in a thread discussing boycotting.
  • Re: Syntax "the first ever 'sans-serif Roman' "?

    Don’t expect too much logic in a “100 best of all time” list.
    In order to justify what is essentially a subjective choice, the text (if any) will tend towards advertising copy, full of hype, BS and factoids.
    FontShop is a retailer, after all.
    Compare this selection with the book Fifty Typefaces that Changed the World.
    (I wouldn’t waste my time, but if you are interested in top lists…)
  • Re: Need critique on sans serif Cyrillics

    This is all very well, but is making the Cyrillic version conform to the bland norm in keeping with your typeface concept, as stated in the Latin?

    The path you are taking is a safe one for foreign designers, but it might be better to benchmark your design against contemporary Russian-designed types that have a bit of personality.

    What would happen if you reverse-engineered the Latin from the Cyrillic, according to your present strategy?
  • Re: Reactions–Yea or Nay?

    Good point David, which you so ably demonstrated by posting my comment above as off-topic (which I did pay attention to, belatedly—but only because of the nature of this thread!) A tangled web we weave, indeed.
  • Re: Reactions–Yea or Nay?

    I don’t pay much attention to them.