Thanks for the great article!
I really liked those rework examples. Even if some where not usable at all or were hard to follow, it reminded me of how great, diverse and refreshing web pages can be. I had completely forgotten web pages could feel like a journey too.
Comic Sans — obviously Red Skelton, the comedian. He had a relatively loose style of broad humor and would, now and then, lapse into questionable taste. It’s odd how quickly his name came up. I don’t know who his modern heir would be. Somehow, I think the old vaudeville connection that so many old comedians used to have is reflected in this font.
It’s the weirdest kind of betrayal. Century Gothic is perfection — unless you need numbers. And then BAMMO! you’re presented with 1s that look like 7s and the whole project needs re-evaluation…says the girl who is always looking for ‘for the good of design’-based reasons to procrastinate.
What a brilliant way to talk about type. As a former typographer, I like your choices. I always loved Galliard and found Bodoni clunky.
With the huge array of U.S. Democratic Presidential candidates, I’m wondering about matching them with typefaces. It will be interesting to see what they choose for their campaign materials.