Typography, A Very Late Followup

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Typography, A Very Late Followup

Post by Stephen Hart » Wed May 25, 2011 6:35 am

Way back when, I did a presentation on Typography.
Here's a late followup, from Garner's Usage Tip of the Day, a free e-mail service from Oxford University Press.
Garner's Usage Tip of the Day
Hypercorrection (4).

Similarly, American and British printers refer to typefaces without "feet" or small projections coming off the straight lines as "sans serif" /sanz SER-if/, not /sahnz suh-REEF/. The latter pronunciation may show a supposed familiarity with the French language (though "serif" is Dutch), but it betrays an unfamiliarity both with publishing and with the English language.
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Re: Typography, A Very Late Followup

Post by Stephen Hart » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:59 am

Here's an interesting article on the history of the typeface Arial, the default Windows substitute for Helvetica.

http://www.ms-studio.com/articles.html
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Re: Typography, A Very Late Followup

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:39 pm

Bumping this topic again for this very interesting essay on the question of whether a font can make people believe, by the excellent documentary filmmaker and writer Errol Morris (part 1 of 2):

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/20 ... -earth/?hp
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Re: Typography, A Very Late Followup

Post by Stephen Hart » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:38 pm

Typography in the news again.
In my presentation, I mentioned and showed a slide of Clearview, a new typeface for highway signs.


Easy-Reading Road Signs Head to the Offramp
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