Friday, September 21

A Note On The Type

IT'S Trebuchet, a family of four faces designed by Vincent Connaire (creator of Comic Sans) for Microsoft in 1996. It's clean, modern, and quite legible in block, and superior to Georgia, the Blogger-supplied serif face. And yes, somehow, THE GODDAM THING JUMPED TO DARK GRAY while I was sleeping. Should the reader imagine his eyes are losing the battle of Time and Gravity, consider that I noticed this a couple months ago but never checked on it. I saw Jorge Luis Borges speak when he and the last century were in their 70s, and I have an 81-year-old mother with dementia. I can safely say that if you're going to lose your eyesight or your mind, choose the former. Back to nominal. Thanks for pointing it out, R.

2 comments:

M. Bouffant said...

I dunno. If I couldn't see, or read, what good would my mind be? Not sure I could handle being alone w/ it, in the dark, w/o distractions, for very long.
But that's just me...

Herr Doktor Bimler said...

Personally I think there should be similar typefaces named Ballista, Onager and Mangonel. I'd use them.