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Old 03-20-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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Default Serif vs. Sans Serif, finale

Well, thanks for the input on my volunteer who wouldn't mix serif and sans serif.

After two months of trying to nudge her into a more professional newsletter layout (I did at least manage to get her to delete about half the clipart...), she told me she would NOT mix serif with sans serif and I could replace her if I didn't agree.

I replaced her.

I still have no idea why she's so terrified of mixing fonts. Mixing bad fonts, yes. But mixing fonts well is a very established practice.

   
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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Default Mixing Fonts? Why not?

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I replaced her.

I still have no idea why she's so terrified of mixing fonts. Mixing bad fonts, yes. But mixing fonts well is a very established practice.
Yes, mixing fonts is a well established practice, done by many professional organizations. Mixing too many fonts on the same page is not a good idea, but one civic association I work with does exactly that, and I don't try to change them. More than five fonts in a two page newsletter, plus more if you count italics and bold, is too many. Maybe she read a book or article against that, and carried the idea too far.
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