“Dystopia has become an integral part of culture, and through the medium of television it has entered our homes and become a part of every domestic landscape.”—Dan Friedman: Radical modernism (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1994).
There, you’ve been summoned (as have I). I’ve been wondering for awhile about the overabundance of revivals, and in particular, the general lack of curiosity that goes into type design these days. No more Herbert Bayer, no old-school Zuzana Licko—those are extreme examples of experimental type design, but what about the work of Evert Bloemsma on faces like Balance?
I’ve had ideas floating around forever that I haven’t quite “gotten to” producing. I guess now is the time then?
“Whenever I write a novel, I have a strong sense that I am doing something I was unable to do before. With each new work, I move up a step and discover something new inside me. I don’t see this novel as a departure, but I do think it has been a major step in my career. Formally speaking, this is the first full-length novel I have written from beginning to end in the third person.”—