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, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “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. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
From type foundry The Northern Block: Rein Grotesk is an attractive, sharply modern typeface “with a strong, neutral personality. Its tall structure and open counters make Rein Grotesk a versatile typeface which is both readable at small sizes and legible in any display environment.” Northern Block’s PDF specimen for the typeface is also more playful than most, and free to download.
It’s on sale through 19 Apr at You Work For Them for a song: the desktop and webfont versions are going for just US$39 each (full disclosure: affiliate link). Sadly, there are no oblique versions, which limits its usefulness somewhat, but I bought both versions for myself nevertheless.+