Martin Speckter, type design, and the interrobang

99% Invisible did an episode on the interrobang recently. I was interested to learn that early Greek and Roman writing didn’t have spaces! Rack that up to stuff I took for granted. Apparently an ad man in the sixties developed the interrobang…

Holy hell, Batman; I’ve been wrong

There are known-knowns. And then there’s all the fucked up arbitrary shit we believe, and impose on others, for no really good reason, like for example the use of quotation marks …

Victoria airport art

These giant metal flowers remind me of public art at the University of Calgary campus…

Giant art. Floating.

Giant wood eggs float in the air at the Vancouver Centre. They’re an interesting example of quasi-public art.

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