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Books on Swiss Design: Any "Bibles"?
Commented on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 - 1:38pm

Richard Hollis, Swiss Graphic Design: The Origins and Growth of an International Style, Yale Univ. Press 2006.

http://www.amazon.com/Swiss-Graphic-...

Blackletter in American Newspapers
Commented on Tuesday, 3 February 2009 - 7:48am

Thank you for your response. I thought this might be the line of reasoning -it evokes formality, authority etc.
But what does it mean "simply looks formal" after all? Why does Americans associate blackletter with authority? It certainly doesn't...

Blackletter in American Newspapers
Commented on Tuesday, 3 February 2009 - 8:44pm

Thank you Steve.

The idea that they used the darkest type available sounds very interesting as it shiftes the reasoning from evoking authority to catching attention. I'll read the article to see how the authors support their claim.

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