Knowing my interest in typography, my friend – David, suggested I watch the documentary Helvetica.  I did and afterward I had brainwave—could I write a short bit of prose in which I describe a beautiful font and a beautiful woman simultaneously?

I took inspiration from Dashiell Hammett’s beautifully concise prose in The Thin Man.

Helvetica (b. 1957)
Her type never fails to impress—her long stems and bold curves cut an inky silhouette.


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