About The Typeface The words are set in ink on the pulped innards of trees. The idea for words comes first from Sumeria as wedges in wet clay: tales of what came before, lost to flood and forgetfulness. The shapes of the letters formed in Phoenicia, and sorted themselves into vowels and consonants - each breath a brush stroke Continue reading
It’s just David being David.
That is—David Stern, Commissioner of the NBA, who is now accused of fixing last week’s draft. That’s nothing new for David—over the years he been called out for fixing games, rigging the draft, reneging on trades, and cooking the books to screw over the union. And he’s not just being accused by us wingnuts in the blogosphere. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, NBA executives think Stern rigged the lottery so that a team recently owned by the NBA got this year’s can’t-miss prospect, Anthony Davis of Kentucky.
David Stern is probably the best executive in professional sports (although you have to give Selig honorable mention for turning into senile Uncle Bud every time the topic of steroids comes up.) Stern is charged with selling a niche sport basically played by urban black people to wealthy suburban white people. That ain’t easy. Continue reading