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Famous People in the Font World...

Johann Gutenberg
He invented fonts
He is famous for printing the bible

He wanted a way to make books look like they were hand-written but actually printed
His first font (and only font) is unknown, because he did not think of fonts looking different so he did not make a name

Susan Kare
First person to make different fonts on Apple in the 8Os She was going to make fonts named after cities in the suburbs of Philadelphia but Jobs did not like it he said it had to be more famous cities like Chicago and Venice She is also a graphic designer

Famous Fonts

Some people think Papyrus is overused and there are websites against it Invented by Chris Costello in 1982 Ancient Egyptians used a plant called papyrus to make books and paper, the words looked like this that is where Papyrus got its name and what it looks like

It is the top most used font by graphic designers (the 2-7 are Trajan, Garamond, Futura, Bodoni, Brickham Script Pro, and Frutiger) Invented in 1957 by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann in Munchenstein, Switzerland Within a decade of its release, Helvetica became the most well-known and popular font Helvetica means Swiss in Latin

Curlz MT
Steve Matteson and Carl Crossgrove invented Curlz MT in 1995
Like Papyrus, people are against using Curlz MT Curlz MTs most unique aspect is its serifs (the curly parts at different parts of the letters)


Font Poll
I made a font poll, here are the results
Favorite Fonts
Bank Gothic Papyrus Comic Sans MS Times New Roman Brush Script MT Arial Black Wingdings 123 Chalkduster Lucida Blackletter


Photo Credits
Image: 'quiet study floor Image: 'FF Amman (Latin-Arabic Type System) Image: 'Helvetica poster Blue Image: 'Final results for voting Original_Mac_fonts.png (381 237 pixels, file size: 3 KB, MIME type: image/png) GERMANY - CIRCA 1970: stamp printed in Germany shows Johann Gutenberg, circa 1970 Image ID: 89883211 tbnid=xyhvFGrZIYPiZM:&imgrefurl= SM&imgurl= T9C1ILL46QHok73hCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=993&vpy=167&dur=648&hovh=217&hovw=232&tx=142&ty=105&sig=1 02119651681568317596&page=1&tbnh=124&tbnw=132&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:5,s:0,i:93

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The letters dont get their true delight, when done in haste and discomfort, nor merely done with diligence and pain, but first when they are created with passion and love - Giambattista Bodoni

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