AVENIR & MINION Although Avenir owes some of its interpretation to Futura (‘avenir’ translates as ‘future’ in French, after all), the typeface is not purely geometric; it has vertical strokes that are thicker than the horizontals, and shortened ascenders. This enables Avenir to work for both display and body copy, and to nestle very comfortably alongside old-style serif fonts such as Minion.
A Greater Manchester Police BMW motorway patrol vehicle battles through the snow across Salford Quays en route to the M602 motorway during the early hours of January 5th 2010. The day saw the biggest snowfall in central Manchester in 30 years, which created transport problems across the region. Despite the extreme conditions, the Force met 97% of its response targets during the period. www.gmp.police.uk
NWA, or Nigga With Attitude, is one of the most influential group in Hip Hop, not because entirely of their persona, but the undiluted streetness that they protrude in their lyrics and songs. Their careers took on a greater influence on hip hop separately than they had ever influenced it together.