Garden square near Shakespeare & Co., Paris.
If you love old typefaces and new fonts, you'll be interested in this wide-ranging interview with French type designer Jean François Porchez. He's the man behind the fonts at Louis Vuitton, the Paris Metro, Le Monde, France Telecom and other French institutions. Porchez also designed the covers and typography of Larousse’s series of grands dictionnaires.
Visit Le Typographe, the blog Porchez founded, which focuses on French typography and type design.
Outdoor cafe beside a canal, 10 p.m., Amsterdam. I shook the camera to achieve this double-exposure look.
Here's a curious tale of French espionage, computer hacking and American cyclist Floyd Landis.
CNN: Less trusted, thanks to Dobbs
On air, Lou Dobbs continues his crazy talk about President Obama's birth certificate, even denigrating Media Matters, the non-partisan media fact-check organisation. Meanwhile, Media Matters has purchased ads on CNN calling Dobbs out for his false claims and "racially charged paranoia."
Media Matters President Eric Burns said Friday, “Between the reaction from other media figures and the crashing of Dobbs’ ratings, CNN is making a mockery of its claim to being ‘the most trusted name in news.’ CNN can’t continue to condone Dobbs’ birther coverage and expect to be taken seriously. Jon Klein owes viewers — and his network — more.”
And Mark Morford's latest column in the San Francisco Chronicle "Change you can freak out about" is food for thought. An excerpt: ..."The ground is shaky and the ledge is slippery and bridge is rickety indeed and I think it just might be on fire. Which only leads to one truly meaningful question: What are you going to do about it?"