The Hong Kong inquest into the death of superstar Bruce Lee in 1973 required a professor of medicine to be flown in from London. This is the story of that man.

An old box of Equagesic tablets.

Edward Johnston’s diamond-shaped “tittle” and the origins of a classic typeface design

An antique Transport for London poster with advice on how to get to Wimbledon (prominently using the Johnston typeface).

Hint: His favourite genre were German YA cowboy novels

Why politicians use multiple pens to sign landmark documents

Ready… Set… Pen.

Maggi Hambling’s tribute to Mary Wollstonecraft lit up a bleak winter with some social media pyrotechnics

Adrian Tomine returns with evolved art, humour like a razor and an eclectic mix of narcissism and self-loathing

Nike has shaken up a sport that was almost unchanged from the dawn of human civilisation

(Source: https://kottke.org/18/04/alan-turing-was-an-excellent-runner)

Quentin Tarantino cannot hide behind artistic freedom to disguise how basic his sense of aesthetics is

Neel Dozome

I write about type history and books culture, with a particular interest in graphic novels. Can almost do a hand stand.

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