Michael Bierut talks type for TheAtlantic.com. Nothing quite as pithy or amusing as his performance in “Helvetica”, but this is the first time I’ve heard the tight spacing of photocompositor typography compared to the sexual revolution. Nice. I think he accidentally misused the term “counter”.
I wish I were dead.
Couldn’t have said it more concisely that that, but allow me to elaborate: I feel certain we’ll look back at this era in 20 years and talk about how bad it was for identity design. The same way we talk about what the ’70s-’80s did to architecture.