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 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Fonts"
sbergman27
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I guess it depends upon whether one considers fonts to be functional and utilitarian or works of art. Except for special purpose fonts like Zapf Chancery, I tend to think of them as purely functional. Give me one good sans font, and a good and simple mono font, and I'm happy. When I check out the fonts in, say, Firefox, I'm always amazed that out of a zillion fonts, a zillion minus one seem completely unusable, leaving exactly one that's pretty good.

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