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Old 06-26-2008, 08:18 AM   #1
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Default Fonts can shape reality?

From “Down With Helvetica: Design Your Own Font” in today’s New York Times comes this quote:
“Fonts can shape reality in intangible ways, as Phil Renaud, a graphic designer from Phoenix, discovered when he studied the relationship between his grades and the fonts he used for his college papers. Papers set in Georgia, a less common font with serifs, generally received A’s while those rendered in Times Roman averaged B’s.”
The article includes links to font-related sites, including FontShop’s FontStruct site, where you can create your own blocky fonts and try to shape (or reshape) reality. There are other font-making sites mentioned as well.

   
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