Archer, Verdana, Bookman, Garamond, Futura oh my!
Thank you for the wonderful presentations in today’s Type Stories. From newspapers, to movies, to structural infographics, your presentations were wonderful, creative, engaging, and very informative!
Here are some highlights I gathered from our stellar presenters:
- Futura was Stanley Kubrick’s favorite typeface
- Tahoma is the condensed version of Verdana
- Bookman, which was originally designed in the 1800’s, was revived as Bookman ITC in 1975 by SVA faculty Ed Benguiat, who also created the popular Bookman Swash
- In 2009, IKEA dropped Futura, their signature typeface of over 50 years, and replaced it by Verdana typeface in an effort to be able to use the same font in all countries, including Asian countries