Priest and Calligrapher

The loveliest thing I have read in this dreary season appeared in an unlikely place: The New York Times‘ Art & Design section on March 4th. It was the obituary of a Roman Catholic priest and former Trappist monk, who was also the calligrapher/muse behind Apple’s typography. He was 83 when he died on February 26th. Margalit Fox’s essay on the Rev. Robert Palladino is subscription only. So let me reprint the core of it for you:
“Priest and calligrapher” his business card read, in his unimpeachable Renaissance italic, and he long plied both trades at once.
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