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February 5, 2010

'Save pens. Use Garamond font.'


A project of designers Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth.


"A selection of the most commonly used typefaces were compared by how economical they were in the amount of ink they used at the same point size." 


"Large-scale renditions of the typefaces were drawn out with ballpoint pens, allowing the remaining ink levels to display the "ink efficiency" of each typeface."

[via FlowingData and Milena]

February 5, 2010 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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Thanks Joe, I've always loved Garamond. It gets mistaken for Times Roman all the time ;)

Posted by: Jesse | Feb 6, 2010 4:41:58 PM

I was a font dork way back in the days... I weened myself off of it since then... It's an addiction....

Posted by: Rocketboy | Feb 5, 2010 12:23:05 PM

I love fonts!

I have over 6,000 (small collection compared to some designers).

Fonts are like dogs, a couple are adorable, a lot are uncontrollable.

Posted by: Joe Peach | Feb 5, 2010 10:36:55 AM

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