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Subject: Helvomita
From: "Hrant H. Papazian" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 17 Nov 1999 13:10:30 -0800

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Andre Hanegraaf wrote:
> There are laws for readability

And these are what Helvetica violates, in many ways.
The different versions in different amounts, but still.

> there is no such thing as absolute good or wrong in design

In terms of aesthetics, I agree.
But in terms of *function*, no.

BTW, I've noticed something about these
types of passionate discussions about
loving this type or hating that type:

Typographers tend to be neutral, saying: "All type is
equal, it's a matter of appropriateness"; whereas type
*designers* willfully engage in heated discussion about
"inherent merit". I think both perspectives are valid,
and make perfect sense in their contexts.


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