IBM’s next turnaround tool is … a new open-source font?

IBM’s decided the time is right for a new corporate font. Survivors of IBM’s office consolidation have let it be known that come November 13th, Helvetica Neue will be off-brand within its rapidly-shrinking walls. The company’s ever-smaller workforce will instead be asked to use a typeface named “Plex”, which the company has helpfully open-sourced as a .ZIP file so […]

Why we’re afraid of this font

Suddenly, people outside of the design profession seem to care about its many intricacies. Usually, this awareness focuses on execution. This year’s Oscars put visual hierarchy on the map. XKCD readers will never miss an opportunity to point out bad keming. And anyone on the internet can tell you, Comic Sans has become a joke. […]

Typography Scrabble is the board sport for font geeks

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