This morning, I finally went to the dentist to repair the tooth that I broke several weeks ago. If my life were a Symbolic Novel, this would count as a turning point toward restoration and renewed energies. Which I wouldn’t object to — I’m just not counting on anything at the moment.
We do love Princeton in the spring.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Krister Stendahl, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Divinity Emeritus of Harvard Divinity School (and parishioner of St. Paul’s Church, Nantucket), died Tuesday. I don’t have much to add to the HDS and NYT obituaries except that his essay “The Apostle Paul and the Introspective Conscience of the West” was a vitally important precursor of the revolution in Pauline studies that bore fruit in the 80’s and 90’s in the “New Perspective” articulated by Sanders, Wright, and many others.
In response to Apple’s releasing a font-face CSS-compliant web browser, FDI fonts.info has made available Graublau Sans Web regular and bold for CSS embedding. I’m impressed with the faces, with the offer, with the terms of the arrangement, and would like to experiment with Graublau on this site (maybe someday). I’d be interested to learn whether Yanone Kaffeesatz is also licensed for web embedding — that one’s a beauty, too.
In another type-related story, a post on the Typophile boards pointed to the Ascender Eco-Friendly Font Pack, which includes several quite usable types with some templates and images in a bargain package. I don’t know what makes this particularly eco-friendly, but it seems like a good deal if you’re looking for inexpensive typefaces. I’m saving my pennies for the OpenType versions of Nick Shinn’s Paradigm, a typeface that has utterly captivated my imagination. Nick has devised an ingenious pricing scheme: only $9 per typeface for the “basic” version, which still includes ’most everything an amateur will need, but $59 for the Pro OpenType version. Although I doubt I would use the Pro features more than once or twice in the normal course of events, it would be hard for me to pass up the fuller set of designs. Either way, it’s very lovely to look at, and to imagine as the stylish-but-not-outlandish house type for a congregation or school.