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Font Designers of Color?
Commented on Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 9:37pm

I don't believe there is any basis for choosing fonts other than their suitability for the job.

Font Designers of Color?
Commented on Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 9:43pm

Why? The whole premise is unsound.

Whats your go to process for selecting a font
Commented on Friday, 6 April 2018 - 9:28pm

If I see some Egyptian or slab serif on the page, I know I'm being lied to. If I see text set in Palatino, I know they lack imagination (use Aldus Roman!). I am reading a book set in Goudy Old Style; it looks too thin and weak.

I use Aldus...

I'm hating my periodical design right now
Commented on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 - 9:04pm

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/1882_Harpers_Young_P...

Hyphenation with flush left text
Commented on Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 8:25pm

It looks really stupid to me. Use hyphenation only with justified text!

Aggressively Modern Body Font?
Commented on Monday, 21 August 2017 - 8:34pm

Bodoni.

Swiss/Austrian Chalet typeface suggestions
Commented on Sunday, 4 June 2017 - 7:38pm

Duc de Berry or Rhapsodie

Swiss/Austrian Chalet typeface suggestions
Commented on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 9:28pm

"I was looking for quality blackletter fonts"

duh.....

Quador - a squarish serif
Commented on Sunday, 30 July 2017 - 8:25pm

Melior already exists, with the same construction.

Quador - a squarish serif
Commented on Wednesday, 2 August 2017 - 9:08pm

I didn't mean it was identical, but similar. I don't like Melior.

Kerning numerals
Commented on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 - 4:35pm

That doesn't make sense. You can turn off the kerning.

Kerning numerals
Commented on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - 8:42pm

If I want to have numerals line up in Microsoft Word, I use a table.

Kerning numerals
Commented on Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 9:29pm

What has this to do with kerning? The year 1874 looks horrible unkerned.

Kerning numerals
Commented on Thursday, 1 June 2017 - 9:33pm

The two things are independent. You can have tabular figures that kern if you want. Just turn kerning on or off!

Kerning numerals
Commented on Saturday, 3 June 2017 - 8:44pm

You obviously don't understand what I am talking about, so don't worry. Kerning works only when kerning is selected, so you could have both. Duh.

Kerning numerals
Commented on Sunday, 4 June 2017 - 7:30pm

Maybe another character slot could be used for a decimal point, instead of the period.

Good typeface for Historical Plaque of Building ca. 1900
Commented on Monday, 24 April 2017 - 3:33pm

Is it all caps?
If so, try Augustea, Trajan, Goudy Forum, Ceasario
If not, try Goudy Old Style, Centaur, Clarendon.

The myth of Kramer-Grotesk
Commented on Saturday, 20 May 2017 - 8:56pm

Uh...who cares?

Sans Serif Companion for Quiosco
Commented on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 12:59pm

Optima or Lydian.

Vertical Type Question
Commented on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 - 12:31pm

On book spines, in the UK it's one way (begins at bottom), in the US the opposite.

Palatino vs. Palatino Nova
Commented on Friday, 14 April 2017 - 8:33am

Yep, got it. Got Softmaker file, then fixed it. It's not very good, so I had to do a lot of work on it. It looks very good now.

Palatino vs. Palatino Nova
Commented on Thursday, 20 April 2017 - 10:27am

The difference between Aldus Nova and Palatino Nova is less than it was before. Idiotic! Why reduce the ascenders of Aldus? Zapf was getting senile.

Palatino vs. Palatino Nova
Commented on Monday, 1 May 2017 - 3:47pm

See:

http://en.fontke.com/family/256133/style/

Palatino vs. Palatino Nova
Commented on Friday, 14 April 2017 - 8:23am

Trump Medieval?

Palatino vs. Palatino Nova
Commented on Friday, 14 April 2017 - 11:47am

I notice also that the axis of stress has been made more vertical. More like Aldus. The new font is idiotic!