Futura: a brief cultural history

Helvetica may still be the only typeface to have starred in a movie. But another great European font, which turned 90 this year, has had a still more profound impact on the world’s visual culture. An excerpt from a feature on the cultural history of the typeface Futura I wrote for The New European.

Ten books from 2017

A roundup of the ten books I most enjoyed reading in 2017: some sci-fi, some histories of the Russian Revolution, a bit of philosophy and a novel about Ovid…