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New “You’re one of those folks that has a thing for fonts.”
I was, anyway. I probably dropped two or three grand on these over the couple of decades beginning in 1987. I still have many of these original purchases on 3.5" floppies, although most have since been backed up onto more durable media. Back when I used to do freelance work at the bottom-end of the trade, much of my work involved me in recreating graphic identities that had been originally designed in analog media, and for these projects I’d frequently have to identify and acquire the typeface employed. On one occasion, “Bank Gothic” not being then available in digital form, I had to draw the characters (for a regional chamber ensemble) in Illustrator.

A couple of decades ago you could show me a font and I could either identify it immediately or, with recourse to my reference materials, within a minute or two. Those chops are long gone—but then, I’m retired.

cordially,
New Well, that's amazing!
I'm OK with a dozen or so fonts myself given they are available in several point sizes, bold, and italic. Also need to have at least one monospace and one easy to read like New Times Roman.

Unless they are part of a logo, I'm bugged by fonts that need an effort to decipher.
Alex

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

-- Isaac Asimov
New Re: hard-to-read fonts
We went to a minor-league baseball game this week. One of the teams' name and the numbers on the jersies were in a "fun" font. I couldn't read the name at all, and some of the numbers were ambiguous.

Stupid, stupid branding.
--

Drew
New Amen!
And there are businesses that do the same. When you're driving by and have a second to read it, you can't.
Alex

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."

-- Isaac Asimov
New Doesn't make sense...
If you can't read the advertisement, what is the point? First impression is "cute, but stupid". Not a real selling point as far as I can see.
"Religion, n. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable."
~ AMBROSE BIERCE
(1842-1914)
     Fired up one of the old iMacs this afternoon - (rcareaga) - (8)
         I'm surprised you still had the old machine! :) -NT - (a6l6e6x) - (7)
             It was my work machine - (rcareaga) - (6)
                 Sorry to hear about the lost font. - (a6l6e6x) - (5)
                     “You’re one of those folks that has a thing for fonts.” - (rcareaga) - (4)
                         Well, that's amazing! - (a6l6e6x) - (3)
                             Re: hard-to-read fonts - (drook) - (2)
                                 Amen! - (a6l6e6x) - (1)
                                     Doesn't make sense... - (hnick)

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