How the Web Became Unreadable
Kevin Marks

The other problem with Ian Storm Taylor’s argument is that it does not take into account the fact that in typography (I’m including manuscript, here), historically type has been printed in as close to true black as has been chemically possible.

“Don’t use black” is something that every high-school art student learns — and like most things you learn in high-school, there are degrees of applicability in real-life. The great poster artist, Drew Struzan, has always used black — not gray-black or blue-black or whatever — as the line/shadow color in his posters, and I don’t hear anyone complaining.

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