Re: [NTLK] NewtonTalk T-Shirts?

From: Jon Glass (
Date: Fri Mar 08 2002 - 02:50:28 EST

on 3/7/02 11:39 PM, David Golden at wrote:

> I have a personal preference for fonts that use a serif. I find them easier
> to read, and they often reduce better. Bookman and Times are also such
> basics fonts, that everybody out there has at least one of them available. I
> also think that they are more in keeping with the classic look of a polo
> shirt. I used to do this this kind of stuff for a living, but I suppose I
> could be out of touch with current trends in typography... ;-).

Well, the words "bookman" and "Times" give you an idea of their original
purpose--text fonts, designed to be read "in mass" so to speak. For display,
where each letter counts, a san-serif font actually fits better. Sheesh,
however, if we are going to go serif, take a Garamond, squish it to 80% of
it's width, raise the x-height, and use that--oh wait, that's Apple's
font... :-)

Jon Glass
Krakow, Poland

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