This week, we’re all about weighty design: from old computers to even older automobiles. Get ready to do a little time traveling.

Celebrate the Mac website

Celebrate the Mac will be a nostalgic trip for a lot of us. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh, Jonathan Zufi features a selection from his huge collection of Mac-specific photography, paired with a few details about the machines Apple has released over the past three decades. Headings and navigation are set in Futura PT, whose clean geometric shapes are a natural match for a company known for its simple design elegance. Body text is in Proxima Nova, feeling exceptionally light here thanks to the wide spacing.

Chromeography website

We could spend hours poring over the beautiful and endlessly varied designs featured on Chromeography, a site that exists “in praise of the chrome logos and lettering affixed to vintage automobiles and electric appliances.” The site was built by author and type critic Stephen Coles, whose strong taste for type is evident in the tagging methodology, including categories for “Swash” and “Baseline connection.” All text on the site is set in FF DIN Round, whose soft edges are a great counterpart to all the shiny chrome, as well as the sharp angles on the hand-lettered Chromeography logo.

That’s it for this week; share sites you like in the comments!

In this week’s sites we like, we’re taking a quick tour through the beautiful, inspiring country of Japan—with, as always, a few side notes about type.

19 Days in Japan website

19 Days in Japan showcases the stunning photographs from a Portuguese couple’s trip to Japan; get ready to feel inspired to take up photography again, or to visit Japan, or most likely both. Image-heavy pages like this one often do well to steer towards an unobtrusive typeface for the text, and FF Dagny does a superb job of this here.

Maru website

Maru is, in fact, based out of Oslo, but is nonetheless all about Japanese design. The shop aims to represent “the highest standard of Japanese quality and design” in its offerings, and everything they sell is designed and made in Japan. The site uses FF DIN Round for the copy, reflecting many of the same subtle, soft edges in its products. (If you were hoping this would be about Maru the cat, we’re sorry to disappoint. Here’s the other Maru.)

Japan Architecture and Design website

Japan Architecture + Urbanism is an English-language magazine produced in Japan, which “offers an insider’s look at the very latest Japanese architecture,” and explores other cutting-edge architecture worldwide. The site features Proxima Nova in a few different weights, giving a pleasant lightness to the body text while keeping the headings firm.

That’s it for this week; share sites you like in the comments!