Chances are you've looked at the work of Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones at least one time today. The type designers are behind many of the world's most-loved fonts, like Gotham, made famous by Obama's 2008 campaign. But according to a nasty legal document making the rounds today, the duo has parted ways.
Typography is one of the easiest super important parts of civilization to take for granted. It seems like it just sprouted where it is, weed-like. But an enormous amount of effort goes into every letter—here's a visual tour.