Metal is certainly making a solid comeback, and it’s more than likely due to so many of its modern and innovative characteristics. That said, these brass specs dated from just a century or few ago would have likely seemed ever-so-modern to Dominican friar Alessandro della Spina as he dealt with the challenge of helping HIS 13th century team of text-annotators cope with the increasingly eye-challenging task of hand-lettering biblical manuscripts.

— James J. Spina

Built on an ingenious take of anatomical movement and flexibility, SPINE from Rem Eyewear sets its sights on the cover of 20/20—JJS