is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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It is interesting that Helvetica, whether the design itself or its ubiquity, cause(s) such consternation.
Aktiv Grotesk is a nice alternative, but then again so is good ol’ Akzidenz Grotesk. When I want/need a sans serif of that pedigree, that’s the one I most frequently opt for.
The Ministry of Type’s take on the issue and review of Aktiv Grotesk can be found here.
It was an interesting read and his font designs are really beautiful, but I have to say I was deeply disappointed when I saw his website.
The number of typographic errors on that website are too many to count. It’s so bad you almost can’t even read it. It really does a disservice to his beautiful typefaces. I wish somebody would help him.
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