Part Three of The Current
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts - Simon Garfield
If you tried to carve a message into your jack-o-lantern this year, you know the pumpkin font. Triangular "o's" , unrecognizable "k's" but very nice "v's ". It's as close as many of us will get to creating a typeface. But a few think about little else.
We aired a a clip from a documentary film called Helvetica... all about the particularily ubiquitous typeface. The font on the New York subway is one example.
Most people likely became aware of the power of fonts when they played with the different choices on their computer. Your first few messages probably looked like ransom notes, and then perhaps you became aware the font itself can give a message deeper meaning.
Our next guest hopes we all start thinking a bit more about the fonts we use. Simon Garfield has written a whole book about fonts it's called: Just My Type: A Book About Fonts. And he was in our studio in London, England.
Our next guest hopes we all start thinking a bit more about the fonts we use. Simon Garfield has written a whole book about fonts it's called: Just My Type: A Book about Fonts. And he was in our studio in London, England.
And Holly and Dave Combs are behind a campaign to ban the font Comic Sans.
They were in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Last Word - Population
The United Nations has chosen today as the symbolic day the global population will hit 7 billion. To a lot of people, that's a lot of people. But The Voice was unimpressed by so few people. He got the Last Word today.
Other segments from today's show: