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Eric Gill Sans controversy

It’s not every day that typography is in the news or that usage of a particular font can be described as controversial. However, such a situation is afoot this week in Sweden and the story goes back eighty years. Way back in 1929, British sculptor and typographer Eric Gill was

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Sometimes I feel like a lot of the material I write for this website is the same. It goes something like this: “Sweden is clean, quiet, beautiful and the people here have it all figured out. Americans are babies who hate the government and don’t want to pay taxes, but

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Saltsjöbanan is one of Stockholm’s oldest local rail lines. The 18-station line has been operating over 115 years and covers an end-to-end distance of about 11 miles (18 km).

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I’ve received a lot of comments and questions about my previous stories comparing the public transit systems in Louisville and Stockholm (or maybe I should I say: comparing Stockholm’s public transit system to Louisville’s lack of people trains). Those pieces can be seen at these links: 360° View from Slussen

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Letters to Saint Clinton Paperback by Scott Ritcher. Same day shipping from Amazon. Scott Ritcher guides you through 190 pages of the ridiculous hate mail he received from religious nuts who freaked out when they saw a picture of Jesus with Bill Clinton’s head. The most entertaining and absurd letters

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In your face, Thomas Edison! The man who perfected and commercialized the incandescent light bulb would be aghast if he were here today. With the rest of us, he would be seeing his bright, warm glow being dismantled all over the world, and replaced with buzzing, pale blue tubes that

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I don’t know how to say this delicately, so I’ll just come right out and say it: Swedish girls think that tights are pants. If this were happening in America, where much of the citizenry is Super-Sized, it would be torturous to the eyes. However, in Sweden, where 99% of

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You may remember a story from back in June when I had just attended the music festival in Stockholm called Where the Action Is. A portion of that yarn included some gushing over the singer/songwriter of the band Hello Saferide. I was introduced to the music of Annika Norlin last

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The rumors are true. In less than a month I will be officially old. I’m not talking about 25 or some silly age that kids think is old. I’m talking about the age that means there’s no denying you’re an adult. This is the age that makes you too old

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Being an unmarried member of the Swedish Royal Family has been going out of style this year… and fast. About six months ago, before I arrived in Sweden, both of the Swedish princesses were single, well, unbetrothed. Today, they’re both engaged to be married. First, in the spring, 31-year-old Crown

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