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Subject:

Re: Moot/Futile

From:

Kent Lew <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 4 Sep 2001 18:55:52 -0400

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Josh observed:

>In practice, I find the question of a typeface's being masculine or
>feminine as useful as determining whether my Palm Pilot would more easily
>be classified as a shoehorn or a bulldog. Even if it were possible to
>quantify every typeface's place on a masculinity-femininity gamut, it
>wouldn't impact the way typefaces are used.
>
[. . .]
>
>All of the
>typographers in the above instances have had cause to carefully consider
>their audience, but ultimately,
>masculine/feminine/bulldog/shoehorn/teacup qualities simply don't matter.

Well said! My sentiments exactly.

-- K.


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