Salty Elbows

The easily available typeface

In Uncategorized on September 18, 2012 at 6:43 am

Virginia Postrel’s article “Playing to Type” discusses the relatively recent over-abundance of typeface designs due to the increasing power of technology. With so many choices always available, the designs can easily lose their power. It is easier now to purchase, and experiment with different fonts to fit your flavor.  Though it is inexpensive, and easy to access, it does not make design better or easier.  With the added abundance of type designs comes the problem of misuse, abuse or confusion of the statement made by the typeface.  It is nice to be able to choose a typeface based on your likes and dislikes, but now one has to realize that there are just as many different interpretations of a font as there are fonts.

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