Thanks to Julia, here is an interesting article on a brief history of the typeface Avant Garde. I’m now blogging about blogs!
Interesting article tidbits: Ed Benguiat thought that the only way Avant Garde looked good was in the ‘Avant Garde’ logo itself. Most people lean the letterforms the wrong way; Others thought the font had way too many ligatures and most designers didn’t or do not know how to apply them correctly; When the typeface went digital, they only chose the text version of the face, picking the most uninteresting parts of the typeface itself.
Oh, that link leads you to a wonderful new website called Thinking for a Living, which is a great resource and read for designers, plus it looks gorgeous on screen as well.