Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 23:10 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces You probably missed this earth-shattering news, but Ikea IKEA, the Swedish furniture and other assorted home decoration products company, has switched fonts. The company always used the Futura font for its catalogues, but the latest edition has ditched it in favour of Verdana. This has caused quite the stir among typography geeks.
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RE: Fonts
by sbergman27 on Fri 4th Sep 2009 00:33 UTC in reply to "Fonts"
sbergman27
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On Screen: Verdana is an absolutely fabulous font, but IMO Calibri beats it.

We used to have green screens (sometimes orange) and were happy that the letters were readable. Didn't think about it very much, really. Then came "paper white".

Then came Windows 3.1... and my customers' employees started complaining about "not liking that font" and I had to change them for them. Now fonts are a business sector, and a topic all unto themselves.

I assert (in no particular order) that if we'd never left green screens, productivity would be higher, the world GDP would be greater, we wouldn't be in this recession, and I would likely be happier. :-)

Edited 2009-09-04 00:39 UTC

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