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Old 03-14-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Those Roman Times were hel(vetica)...'-}}

I'm hoping that it's ok to post this image...I'm very curious as to what the font mavens think...

The image is a bit large but if I'd made it any smaller, I'm not sure you'd get the full flavor...

Personally, I don't think anyone would be green with envy over this typeface...

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Old 03-14-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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I'm not a font-maven by any description but this is terrible.

A few more lines and I just would have given up...

   
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:15 PM   #3
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Ick! It was tough to read past the headline.

   
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Old 03-15-2007, 11:16 AM   #4
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Well, if they were smart enough to copy one font into another, you would think they would know enough to make the x-heights consistent.

That is probably the biggest problem with the font.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:30 PM   #5
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donmcc: Well, if they were smart enough to copy one font into another, you would think they would know enough to make the x-heights consistent.
It was the kerning that I thought was so bad...

Blake Gopnik is the Post's lead art critic and I usually enjoy reading his criticism but he obviously knows squat about type...I've given some consideration to writing a letter to editor and I'm looking forward to next Sunday's Arts section in hopes that others might chime in on how nasty this is...'-}}

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Old 03-15-2007, 04:43 PM   #6
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Blake Gopnik is the Post's lead art critic and I usually enjoy reading his criticism but he obviously knows squat about type...I've given some consideration to writing a letter to editor and I'm looking forward to next Sunday's Arts section in hopes that others might chime in on how nasty this is...'-}}
You mean this was serious?

See me faint . . .

   
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:36 PM   #7
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Yeah...I'm pretty sure it was...

>>See me faint . . .

LOL!!!

Here's the link to the full article and a bit of it:

"There's an impressive trade fair now on in uptown Manhattan. Designers from every walk of life are showing off the latest in high-end product.

"The Triennial doesn't seem to offer any kind of take on what might matter in today's design, or a view toward some new future for it. It feels like an evenhanded survey of what happens to be out there and is currently hot.

"Yet can a design museum afford to celebrate pure, style-free function? To the extent that the designers of the Triennial's organ box or submersible flier care at all about the way they look -- why should they? -- they never escape from the cliched gloss of "modern" design.To have a mission that makes any kind of sense, the Cooper-Hewitt has to be about the coming together of form and function. It has to be about objects whose new looks give them a new role to play, or whose designers have new ways of doing and thinking that come across in how the object"


And the font (I use the term loosely...'-}}) was cited as a good example of a winning design that "...com[es] together of form and function"

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Old 03-16-2007, 12:51 PM   #8
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Yeah...I'm pretty sure it was...

>>See me faint . . .

LOL!!!

And the font (I use the term loosely...'-}}) was cited as a good example of a winning design that "...com[es] together of form and function"
I would just shrug it off if this were not sponsored by the Cooper-Hewitt. They — someone there — is supposed to know what they’re talking about.

The guy(s) who wrote the article must be idiots. Or very high-class aht critics, maybe! <g>

   
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That's it...'-}}

Just one guy--Blake Gopnik--and as I mentioned, I usually enjoy reading his work as I find his criticisms well informed but not in this case...I loathe the fawning over the NEW!!! the EXCITING!!! the AVANTGARDE!!! '-}}

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Kind of zany. I'm surprised nobody's done this already.
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