This came as a total shock. I’m a longtime customer and fan of H&FJ’s remarkable library of typefaces, and I’ve known Jonathan Hoefler as an online friend for just about as long as I’ve been writing Daring Fireball.
No matter how this turns out, it’s a terribly sad turn of events. I feel obligated, however, to point out that there is no little irony in the fact that Frere-Jones’s complaint is set in Arial.
Update: Via Other Means, here is Frere-Jones’s complaint set in Gotham, his masterpiece.
★ Thursday, 16 January 2014