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February 5, 2010

'Save pens. Use Garamond font.'

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A project of designers Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth.

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"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." 

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"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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