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Typefaces of 2014.

Getting a real kind of retro 1950’s vibe from a lot of these. Very nice collection, though.

2018-07-27T14:20:01+10:0019th April, 2015|Tags: design, fonts, typography|

Font design 101.

Really interesting talk from Matthew Carter, who you may know better as the guy who designed Verdana and Georgia.

I remember back in Ye Oldene Dayes of CRT monitors and Internet Explorer 4, everyone used <font face="verdana" size="1">. “Size 1” Verdana is something like 10px-ish in modern definitions, and everyone used it because, on screens without anti-aliasing, it made beautiful, clean, easily-distinguishable letters. All these years later, listening to Carter talk here, I realise why.

A lot of effort went into designing those typefaces. And a lot of people appreciated it, even if they didn’t really realise why.

2014-06-28T05:58:25+10:0028th June, 2014|Tags: fonts, typography|
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