Welcome to samarskaya.com, a gateway and accumulation of various projects and initiatives that I have been involved with. Am based in Brooklyn, NY where it is Generally, input exceeds output, but the latest updates on are Communication Arts Typography Annual () and out beyond this site China virus toll passes 130 as U.S. weighs flight ban ().
Where I describe how to get into the Communication Arts Typography Annual without submitting anything, and you can read me rambling! And my opinions! Abridged histories!
“Q: What’s one typeface that should be banished for eternity, and why?
A: Oh, nothing deserves banishment, but perhaps all typefaces could come with a usage counter. Just a meter. The use would become more restricted the higher the count. I feel as though many people still choose typefaces for the sole reason that someone else did first. They go with things that are ubiquitous because it feels safe, thinking that it’s possible to choose something so common it becomes invisible, and that if so many other people have chosen it, it has to be good. But it’s not necessarily best for them, and ultimately, it’s incredibly boring.”