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[2]: It's a Stupid Decision
by segedunum on Fri 4th Sep 2009 23:54 UTC in reply to "RE: It's a Stupid Decision"
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What they have changed is not the logo font but the font used in the text in the catalogue.

No, they're changing their global font, the store signs, price tags, the whole shebang. The picture in the article is misleading and I've seen a picture of the new signage that I can' find now, but this is what they're replacing it with:

It looks and sounds pretty ridiculous, especially when you understand that IKEA the retail company has to pay another IKEA company for the use of the Futura font and this is all about saving money. I suppose they don't have a choice.

Edited 2009-09-05 00:08 UTC

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