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RIP Adrian Frutiger: You’ve Seen His Elegant Typefaces Everywhere

RIP Adrian Frutiger: You’ve Seen His Elegant Typefaces Everywhere

There is perhaps no single typographer whose work can be found in such a diverse range of applications. Adrian Frutiger, who died last week at age 87, created typefaces that make you feel at home in every single place you see it, from subway stations to your computer keyboard.

How The Star Wars Logo Got Confused With Nazi Typography

How The Star Wars Logo Got Confused With Nazi Typography

The history of the Star Wars logo has long been controversial for its purported connection to fascist or even Nazi typography. After all, the Star Wars saga is an apparent analogy for World War II, where the Empire is the Third Reich and Darth Vader represents Adolf Hitler.

Where The Dollar Sign Comes From

Where The Dollar Sign Comes From

This symbol first showed up in the 1770s, appearing in documents of English-Americans who had business dealings with Spanish-Americans. However, it wasn’t until the very early 1800s that it became popularised, around the same time as the first official US dollars were being minted. Previous to this, the symbol had…