“Montaigne’s first language—in sixteenth-century France—was Latin. Every morning the child was awakened by soft music. As a baby, he was sent to live with a peasant family for three years so he would not become accustomed to great wealth.”
Read this week’s staff picks, including Montaigne’s strict pedagogical curriculum, an enlightened mental vacation, and Bay Area ceramists.

“Montaigne’s first language—in sixteenth-century France—was Latin. Every morning the child was awakened by soft music. As a baby, he was sent to live with a peasant family for three years so he would not become accustomed to great wealth.”

Read this week’s staff picks, including Montaigne’s strict pedagogical curriculum, an enlightened mental vacation, and Bay Area ceramists.

In the silent-film era, a movie’s typeface was a crucial part of its identity. Now a type designer in Minneapolis has tried to recreate the font from The Good Bad Man, a Douglas Fairbanks vehicle from 1916. “In 1916 the titles would have been painted or drawn on a smooth surface and then photographed with the motion-picture camera. There were no optical printers in those days, so the titles would literally have been shot by someone hand cranking a motion-picture camera.”
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In the silent-film era, a movie’s typeface was a crucial part of its identity. Now a type designer in Minneapolis has tried to recreate the font from The Good Bad Man, a Douglas Fairbanks vehicle from 1916. “In 1916 the titles would have been painted or drawn on a smooth surface and then photographed with the motion-picture camera. There were no optical printers in those days, so the titles would literally have been shot by someone hand cranking a motion-picture camera.”

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here