Does Paper Impact Type?

January 22, 2009


I have a lot of old paper, printing paper, some art paper.  I own an old manual typewriter or two as well, and some type specifying books and catalogs from typesetters and foundries long gone.

Recently I heard about a font that was developed to use less ink making it more “sustainable”.

Remember when Bell Gothic was developed?

Do you remember when we went from hot to cold type?

How does the substrate impact our types?  Now that we spend at least as much time reading on a TV screen, what’s happening to the words we print on paper?


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