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Whilst we're talking about typography, take a look at this.
Ahhhh, the dangers of Forced Justification.
Posted at 10:59 in Typography | Permalink
Erm..I think you're going a bit far now Ben. It's frickin' newspaper type, you can't apply design rules to that.
I mean, look at the Mail for gawd's sake. (Actually - don't it might make you ill)
claire Gates |
May 15, 2007 at 11:47
I'm not suggesting that newspapers move away from force justification - that would be crazy.
I just like to highlight little curiosities for you all.
May 15, 2007 at 11:53
May 15, 2007 at 11:58
Justifying without breaking (enough) words is like losing weight on a fried Mars bar diet.
May 15, 2007 at 12:14
May 15, 2007 at 12:32
Sorry, bit nosy.
Is this the FT? Always see this kind of typographic problems on the FT, even the new one.
May 15, 2007 at 13:52
Yes it was the FT.
May 15, 2007 at 14:00
They broke another typography rule.
"2.4.7 Avoid beginning more than two consecutive lines with the same word."
- Robert Bringhurst's The Elements of Typographic Design 3.1, Page 43.
May 15, 2007 at 20:24
I enjoyed it. Thanks ben.
May 15, 2007 at 21:52
Perhaps he's more captivated by newspapers and this is in fact design brilliance? Perhaps not.
John Dodds |
May 16, 2007 at 11:02
Don't mean to nitpick but two isn't 'more than two'.
David Atkinson |
May 16, 2007 at 13:30
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