Re: Font Selection Process (Was: Fonts used in print)

Subject: Re: Font Selection Process (Was: Fonts used in print)
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 10:11:48 -0800


Domaschuk, Rob wrote:

Although they are common now, I use Verdana (sans-serif) and Georgia (serif)
because they were created specifically for on-screen viewing.

You mentioned in your orignal post that your company uses Frutiger. In my experience, it's not a bad font for on-line work, either. I often use it in spread sheets that are viewed only on-line, because it's easy to read even in small sizes.

But I confess that I consider that Adrian Frutiger is to fonts what Eric Clapton is to blues guitars: he's the premier figure in 20th Century typography. I use a number of his fonts regularly,including Apollo, Meridien, and Univers, and all of them are strongly suited to their purposes.


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