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[3]: Fonts
by sbergman27 on Fri 4th Sep 2009 02:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fonts"
sbergman27
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and the rest of the world just thinks we are a bunch of lunatics for caring so much about how letters are shaped.

You can pretty well count me to be in that group... except when the letters are shaped so badly that I just can't believe that the designer was not drunk, or stoned, or perhaps even Michael Jackson.

Why are fonts so hard? Why can't they just... you know... look right?

I hear all these scary sounding terms, like "kerning" and "hinting". I hear about how "hard" font design is. And I wonder why we can't just solve this problem and move on.

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