RE: Fonts?

Subject: RE: Fonts?
From: "Broberg, Mats" <mabr -at- flir -dot- se>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 08:25:51 +0200

Quoting Dick Margulis:

> That's absurd. What was safe and more or less eternal in 1880
> or 1920 or
> 1950 or 1980 looks dated today; and there is no reason to
> suspect that
> what is safe and more or less eternal won't look dated ten
> years from now.

True, if you refer to layout and graphic design.

But probably not true if you talk about typefaces. A good typeface is a
typeface that does not look dated in 50 years, and the history of
typefaces are full of such examples. Take a look at book typography
between 1600 and today. Most books nowadays use the same typefaces as
were used then, with good result.

Best regards,
Mats Broberg
Technical Documentation Manager


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