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What to Get City That Has Everything? Its Own Font

And Dubai wasn't waiting for mere mortals to design it, either

(Newser) - Apparently not content with having the world's tallest building, an indoor ski slope, and countless other baubles, Dubai now boasts one more, reports the AP : its own typographic font. The forward-looking Mideast business hub unveiled the new font designed with Microsoft's help on Sunday. The government communication office... More »

Hillary Logo Spawns 'Hillvetica' Font

Could 'Comic Rands' be next?

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's campaign logo has its share of critics , but one graphic designer was inspired enough to create a whole font based on the "H" design. "Now you too can announce," tweeted Rick Wolff as he unveiled the font he calls "Hillary Bold" or "... More »

Expert: No, US Won't Save Money by Switching Fonts

Teen's math all wrong, writes Fast Company columnist

(Newser) - Looks like a teen's groundbreaking idea might have been too good to be true: Switching its chosen font to Garamond won't actually save the government hundreds of millions of dollars, writes John Brownlee at Fast Company . Suvir Mirchandani, 14, made headlines by arguing that Garamond uses less ink... More »

Palin Nabs Obama's ... Font

Gotham typeface helped him win in 2008: experts

(Newser) - Sarah Palin seems to be in firm agreement with President Obama on at least one issue: effective campaign fonts. On her website , the former Alaska governor has taken to using the Gotham font that experts say helped propel Obama to victory in 2008, the Daily Telegraph reports. “I think... More »

Face It: Font Inspires a Certain Type of Backlash

(Newser) - Comic Sans is a lighthearted font, easy to read and very popular. Too popular, if you believe its legions of detractors. Like many other comics-related entities, it even has a sworn enemy—the 10-year-old Ban Comic Sans movement, which compares misuse of the typeface "to showing up for a... More »

Green Font Cuts Ink Costs

'Ecofont' has holes in the letters to save ink

(Newser) - A new font designed to cut printing costs saves ink by not completely filling in the letters, the AP reports. The “Ecofont,” designed by Dutch firm Spranq, has small holes in the middle of the letters that cut ink usage by 15%. The font is free on Spranq’... More »

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