Photo: Stuttgart, 2013

Bulletin 2 – 2018
20 March

Dear Readers,

In our last bulletin we announced the release of an essay on the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and his concept of “anti-object”. However because Stephen and Valentina spent a month together in Europe building new collaborations, we did not manage to get to the bottom of such a dense topic in the designated time. As a more than valid replacement, we instead present an essay written by Till A. Heilmann on the most loved and hated font: MS Comic Sans. Originally published in German and appearing in 12 Gegenstände, it is now available in English with the kind permission of the publisher av edition and the HfG-Archiv Ulm.

You can find the essay, “Comic Sans: The Typographer Replaced”, in the Releases section of the Unterweiss website, free of charge.

Bulletin 3 – 2018 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday 1 May. With that, we are going to keep the promise of an essay that explores causes and consequences of the phenomenon of “objectification” in our society via Kengo Kuma’s formulation of the “anti-object”.


Stephen Palmer and Valentina Rossini