Fonts can shape reality in intangible ways, as Phil Renaud, a graphic designer from Phoenix, discovered when he studied the relationship between his grades and the fonts he used for his college papers. Papers set in Georgia, a less common font with serifs, generally received A’s while those rendered in Times Roman averaged B’s.
—Peter Wayner, “Down With Helvetica: Design Your Own Font,” New York Times, June 26, 2008
Man, that’s why I got those B’s in college: Georgia hadn’t yet been designed.
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In other news, I just registered for TypeCon again. Anybody else going?