Teen says change typeface save millions

bojev's picture
Rob O. Font's picture

Shoot, they just forgot the reader, ( I mean,,,, not a single mention... None). So, assuming they think no one reads this stuff, why print it at all, or use Times at the same ht. as Garamond.

bojev's picture

Right on David, this gets brought up every so often - like everyone only uses Times Duh!

hrant's picture

Yes, not reading would save even more!

Related: http://www.themicrofoundry.com/ss_uniglyph1.html

hhp

Nick Shinn's picture

Another idea: Word and InDesign etc. should change their default linespacing so that it doesn’t add 20%.

PublishingMojo's picture

I hear Facebook switched to Helvetica to reduce its ink costs.

hrant's picture

And Apple to Helvomita Ultra Anorexic to reduce battery usage.

hhp

russellm's picture

maybe somebody could just invent half tone ink.

quadibloc's picture

Garamond, Century Gothic, Ecofont... but none of them are designed for dyslexics!

Some die-hard typographic conservatives feel that the only decent typeface is some form of Jenson - as Poliphilus and Bembo are much inferior, and so are Garamond and Caslon... with nothing else worth mentioning.

I just remembered - while the Bitstream collection that comes with Corel products doesn't have any Jensons I can recall in normal faces, and it doesn't have Cloister Oldstyle or Cloister Lightface... it does have Cloister Open Face. That would really save ink, and it would be a form of the One True Typeface!

EDIT: Oh, silly me. I forgot Venetian 301, which is like Centaur, which is also considered a Jenson of sorts. And unlike Morris' Golden Type and its imitators, it is fairly light as well, so it is another alternative.

hrant's picture

You wanna save ink? Use Chinese.

hhp

bojev's picture

The student's idea is that all printing is done with exspensive printer ink - cheap newspapers in Europe used to be printed letterpress using used motor oil and carbon black - now that is cheap ink. But then you had to wash your hands after reading - not a bad idea anyway.

eyeRhyme's picture

It would be pretty hard to accomplish this change.

russellm's picture

... using used motor oil and carbon black

Mmm, makes the fish-n-chips taste pretty special.

Nick Shinn's picture

It’s a math/accounting project, not science.
Poor teaching.

quadibloc's picture

@russelm:
Mmm, makes the fish-n-chips taste pretty special.

Of course, you were thinking of fish and chips wrapped in the cheap newspapers cited. But this does bring to mind a recent news article:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/the-making-of-gutter-oil-expose-reveals-horrid-origins-of-chinese-cooking-products/

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