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Old 07-30-2008, 01:45 PM   #3
Cyranetta
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Perhaps it's because I'm not a professional desktop publisher (I use it primarily for a nonprofit newsletter and promotional posters for historical society and Friends-of-the-Library events) but I have a hard time understanding loathing for a font. The example of Comic Serif as shown is much heavier than Comic Sans and would not have at all the same balance with the text in a newsletter (and I am not so witless as to use Comic Sans throughout, just as subtitling in an article about Caldecott prize winning books, for example).

Helvetica is another that seems roundly despised, but I recall from when I worked in a marketing department that Helvetica was a favorite of the catalog designers because it was consistently legible for both catalog text and a multipage order form. Its legibility hasn't changed, has it? Nor have I noticed that more "fashionable" fonts are any more legible, and are often less so.

How do you strike the best balance between fashion and function?
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