Here is an artist’s rendering of the proposed renovation of Women’s College Hospital, Toronto.

Glass-and-stteel Modernist structure

Which important feature has been completely bungled? Typography, of course. (Public typography in Toronto is a topic I gave myself a year to investigate – four years ago – and didn’t.)

In this drawing, architects, who insist they know everything about everything, very much including type and the written word, have banged out WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL in Arial. With a neutral quotation mark. Splattered across the street-level windows, no less. I expect this sort of thing from a discount store (“GOING OUT FOR BUSINESS”), not a legitimate public institution.

There’s all sorts of time to fix this. Think it’ll actually get fixed?

The foregoing posting appeared on Joe Clark’s personal Weblog on 2010.09.07 13:44. This presentation was designed for printing and omits components that make sense only onscreen. (If you are seeing this on a screen, then the page stylesheet was not loaded or not loaded properly.) The permanent link is:

(Values you enter are stored and may be published)



This personal Weblog is unlikely to be updated again until my next book comes out. (See Best postings)

Archives by category

Archives by date

Just add /year/month/day/ to the end of site’s URL, blog.fawny.org. You can add just /year/month/, or just /year/, if you wish. Years are four-digit, month and day two-digit (with padding zero below 10). For example:

Copyright © 2004–2023

You enjoy fawny.blog

Transgenderism is to be opposed categorically