Do Typefaces Really Matter? (silly question…)


Here’s a confession: I belong to a Facebook group called “Correct Spelling, Punctuation and Apostrophe Use.”  It pleases my inner nerd. Yes, indeed it does. Plus, when you grow up with a literary parent, the whole kit and caboodle of spelling and grammar becomes second nature … so if it’s used wrong, it produces a screeching nails-on-chalkboard feeling. A travesty. A stain.

But I digress.

So … I happened to make a brief detour over to Facebook to check on something or other, and there, to my delight, was a pretty cool article about the impact of typefaces posted by the “Correct Spelling, Punctuation and Apostrophe Use” folks. It’s actually a BBC News Magazine article, and I don’t think it’s okay for me to re-post it, so I’m just going to give you the link. This is only for those of you interested in type and fonts… otherwise you may not care, and can just admire the pretty picture above.

(I sure hope I didn’t make any grammatical errors in this post!)

Do Typefaces Really Matter?


Patricia Saxton

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