I’m Robin, a designer, writer, and typographer living in San Francisco.
Favorites from the Archive
Systems, Mistakes, and the Sea
A note about design systems and hyperobjects.
The Smallest Difference
And the small wonder of OpenType fonts.
The Dashboard Problem
Or, why good product design is impossible.
The Success of Many Days
And the result of 3 years of refactoring.
The Futures of Typography
What are the skills we need to contribute to the future of typography? And what do two ghostly figures from the 15th century have to do with that future?
The Great Unbundling
Somehow I’ve found myself in a room bustling with all the languages of Europe—they’re mixing out in the dusty air around me; Dutch and German, Greek and French, others are arguing in Romanian (or perhaps Italian) whilst they nudge past their elderly counterparts, tourists speaking English. Although they all share their incompatible language with a neighbour, everyone around me can somehow communicate quite easily.
Adventures in Typography
My weekly newsletter is all about typography, fonts, and publishing in all its forms. It’s a newsletter for book nerds, typographers, and neon light enthusiasts.