Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Bembo, Bembo, where you going to go-e-o?

Kris Sowersby, a professional type designer from New Zealand has written about the dominance of Bembo as a typeface in New Zealand book design & some of the shortfalls of digital typography.

He talks about the difference between hand cut type for letterpress and how each font size had specific proportions and subtle variations and contrasts this to digital typography where 'one size fits all' and fonts are just enlarged to suit. He discusses how this affects especially Old Style fonts such as Bembo.
Why Bembo Sucks.

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