One bad font can ruin your whole day

November 16, 2009

Or, as the New York Times explains, why you may not want to learn about typography after all.




  1. This article intrigued me to the point where I went and wrote a post on it. I’d like to learn more about typography – can you point me a couple of good directions?

  2. Sources for non-experts: The Ellen Lupton book I passed around in class, /Thinking with Type/; the Ilovetypography.com blog; the film /Helvetica/ (wanted to show this in class but ran out of time); anything by Stanley Morison, a type historian *and* developer of the ubiquitous Times New Roman typeface.

    Interesting stuff, all. I wish I knew more.

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