Kilian Muster

typographer, uxer, geek

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Santa’s Sinister Ancestry

Santa’s Sinister Ancestry

There have been traditions predating the worshipping of St. Nicholas, which had nothing to do with Christianity whatsoever, but held around the same time of year with similar rites and customs. Let’s shed some light on the roots of the worshipping of Santa Claus. And some of the Proto-Clauses.

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I’m German, and I Hate Beer

I’m German, and I Hate Beer

So there. Its out. Maybe that’s another reason I left the country considered to be the epitome of beer 20 years ago. Now, don’t you even try to convert me – I have tried them all: English Ale (lukewarm), German Pils and Export, the good ones (Tannenzäpfle, Bocksbier,...

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Japanese – The Typography

Japanese – The Typography

While the first part of this series was focussing on a basic understanding of the rather complex Japanese writing system itself, in the second part I’d like to point out some typographical peculiarities that might be of interest to typographers and type/language...

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How Japanese Writing Works

How Japanese Writing Works

Some people say Japanese is impossible to master for a non-native, yet everyone living in the country for a few years can bear witness to the many foreigners living here, who are fluent in the language, some even in reading and writing. This is not to say the writing...

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