Radio Episode 59: Typographer Jonathan Hoefler, James Bond, And A Fistful Of Diamonds
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Last week I recommended you look at a specific scene of season two of Netflix’s Abstract: The Art Of Design that centers around type architect Jonathan Hoefler and the formation of another typeface motivated by vintage watches called Decimal . Presently we will make things one stride further. I’ve been lucky enough to know Jonathan for a couple of years at this point, and I’m incredibly glad that we will impart his viewpoints to you here on HODINKEE Radio. As a creator, he’s truly outstanding in the business, broadly viewed as the most persuasive sort architect of his age. As a watch authority, he’s incredibly insightful and brings a not-frequently thought to be point of view to the table. I additionally end up reasoning the person has extraordinary insight with regards to watches, however that is another matter entirely.
We clearly talk somewhat about his experience recording Abstract and what it resembled to make a typeface with cameras over his shoulders, yet we go far past that. We get into his soonest configuration aspirations and how he discovers significance in making the structure obstructs that other creatives use to carry out their specialties; we visit about his excursion from watch admirer to curious gatherer (Wait, you have more than one watch?); and we commiserate over our common Arial-actuated bad dreams. The battle is genuine, people.
Before the entirety of that however, Ben and I ended up crossing at HODINKEE HQ without precedent briefly, so we flew into the studio to discuss our separate ventures. Ben went through a day on the arrangement of the forthcoming James Bond film for certain companions from Omega, while I streamed off to Shanghai to see the most recent precious stone studded marvels from Bulgari . This is a pleasant one, and Ben even gives a couple of Bond watch spoilers as well, so you unquestionably don’t have any desire to miss it.
We trust you appreciate Episode 59 of HODINKEE Radio. Look at the show notes beneath and let us understand your opinion in the comments.
The new watch-motivated typeface that Jonathan and his group delivered a week ago is called Decimal , and this vintage watch is essential for the motivation behind why. I’m not going to thoroughly ruin the name’s cause story or all of why Jonathan discovers decimal watches so facinating, however this three-register Wittnauer chronograph with its fringe decimal scale is an undisputed top choice of his. That the watch has a downplayed plan with exquisite numerals and lettering on the dial likely doesn’t hurt anything though.
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