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At 17/8/2001 09:04 -0700, Gunnar Swanson wrote:
>Grasshopper, er, Hrant,
>
>>  > I am having a hard time justifying the aesthetics
>>>  of a font designed exclusively for utility.
>>
>>As you should! :-) The two are opposite forces, and need to
>>be balanced for optimal typographic performance. But in an
>
>They are not opposite forces that need to be balanced in some
>Cartesian scheme, like money and coke on some dealer's beam scale.
>They are aspects that make up a whole. Yin and Yang, not Cold War
>military budgets.

I remember working for an engineer who kept saying "form follows function".
(I think it's Bauhaus.) I didn't think it was true when he said it. Now I'm
sure it's wrong.

David the shapeless ib

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