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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by avih on Fri 4th Sep 2009 13:13 UTC
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For a retrospective of a revolutionary font that started the sans-serifs invasion into the mainstream, the documentary "Helvetica" ( and by "other" means) offers a unique view of the history and roots of this font (and related others), towards its' 50 years anniversary (few years ago).

Highly recommended for font lovers.

As for my personal preference, I use Verdana all over the place (web browser, forced font) which is just plain enjoyment for on-screen read IMO. If I want to read in serif, Georgia does a great job, especially with numeric characters..

Microsoft does deserve credit for producing such magnificent and readable fonts. Well done.

Edited 2009-09-04 13:16 UTC

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