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That recent Helvetica Neue Super Ultra Light+Tight trend. HNSULT.
As in, “this is an hnsult to my eyes!”
I suspect my idea of good graphic design has a lot in common with Italian cuisine: Few ingredients, carefully picked and of high quality.
Interesting exercise: simplified/low-res logos http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/logo_reductions_for_screen_use.php … (v @typefacts); cf. this old @typophile thread http://typophile.com/node/61096
Honestly I think people can only think of good fonts as overpriced before they grok what incredible shitload of work it takes to make them.
Also, don’t compare price of fonts with entertainment items. They’re professional tools – and form part of the designs you think of as yours
Type-obsessed designer & overall curious person. Currently preparing for KABK t]m 13/14