Thanks for coming on the tour, and for the kind words. I’m glad you enjoyed it!
I know of one individual on the walking tour that had a hard time sleeping the night before b/c she was that excited – I’m sure she wasn’t the only one.
Yeah, but I bet I’m the only one dumb enough to admit it 😉
Thanks for this encapsulation, Michael.
Whether it was someone chiselling out letters in stone or using a method by hand to be efficient, those type of techniques influenced how the type was set.
One thing, though; unless you’re talking about the Frutiger that some poor designer was asked to apply to the photo in a developer’s promotional material, I think we’re really talking about lettering rather than typography here. The difference being I guess that most of the letters we looked at were unique, not identically reproduced by some mechanical means and then set.
Thanks again for documenting this experience in a way that is at once comprehensive and pithy.