In the New York Review of Magazines (whatever that is), designer Roger Black “critiques” (makes a few random comments about) the typefaces of several magazines.

Unless I’m misreading him, he seems to associate Bembo with nineteenth-century typography, which seems odd. He thinks Caslon is bland (by coincidence, the article was written by Archie Bland). He thinks Hoefler is “over-informed” and compares it to trance music.

This is fun stuff to talk about, but is there anything actually useful here?