Decolonizing Chinese Typography With New Font “Ku Mincho”

Hong Kong native Julius Hui is on a mission to build a new typeface that traces the lineage of the Chinese language, a font he calls Ku Mincho. In China, typography has a sordid history of colonialism and political standardization—first, calligraphy styles were dictated by the whims of emperors, then by Japanese imperialism, and then by the boom of digital media which introduced “fat and …

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Milton Glaser's final design, an Afrofuturist imagining of Brooklyn, Eau de Space cosmos-inspired perfume and more

Architectural Storyteller Olalekan Jeyifous’ Vision for Afrofuturist Brooklyn From aeroponics and cooperative farms to rainwater harvesting and freshwater marshes, Brooklyn-based visual artist Olalekan Jeyifous’ vision for his neighborhood of the last 20 years, Crown Heights, incorporates eco- and agro-futurism, while embracing Afrofuturism, too. The artist refers to his sci-fi concept as “implausible architecture,” but relishes in the opportunity to tell a utopian tale with his …

NASA’s Iconic “Worm” Logo Returns

To celebrate the return of human spaceflights from the USA, NASA has resurfaced their beloved, iconic “worm” logo. The announcement came with a photo of a Falcon 9 rocket—emblazoned with the retro insignia—which will take astronauts to the International Space Station for SpaceX’s Demo-2 expedition. Designed in 1974 by Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, the worm was retired in 1992 and replaced by the Meatball, …