Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2011 18:27 UTC
Google So, somewhere in the middle of the night (at least for me) Samsung and Google held a joint event, in which they announced both the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. While the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty impressive phone, what we got to see from Ice Cream Sandwich surely didn't drop too many jaws.
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RE[4]: random thoughts
by Torbjorn Vik Lunde on Thu 20th Oct 2011 20:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: random thoughts "
Torbjorn Vik Lunde
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The shape of words are put together of letters, thus, the shapes of the letters influence the shapes of words. Font designers as quickly as they can test their fonts with words and body text when designing.

Of course, sometimes it’s simply about style. Arial is quite readable, but really ugly (some argue that it is more readable in body text than Helvetica, since it has more variation in it’s letters.)

If you want to know more about typography I highly recommend the movie Helvetica. (It’s about a lot more than only Helvetica.)

Like you mention: how the font is set it important as well. Badly set Georgia will look bad, and but a well set horrible font will usually look horrible as well.

Edited 2011-10-20 20:27 UTC

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