Loving Typography: A Blessing And A Curse
Systemic Brian sends in this article from NYTimes.
Seeing the clean, crisp shapes of those letters and numbers at station entrances, on the platforms and inside the trains is always a treat, at least it is until I spot the “Do not lean …” sign on the train doors. Ugh! There’s something not quite right about the “e” and the “a” in the word “lean.” Somehow they seem too small and too cramped. Once I’ve noticed them, the memory of the clean, crisp letters fades, and all I remember are the “off” ones.
It’s a really interesting read and explains a lot about how it feels to have to get a headache every time you walk into a bookstore. I don’t know much about Alice Rawsthorn but I think we’re on the same page. LINK.