Grant application rejected over choice of font

Posted in Research on October 31st, 2015 by steve

UK“On the list of reasons a grant application might be rejected, most researchers would put ‘typesetting’ fairly low. Hence the amazement when Susannah Maidment, a palaeontologist at Imperial College London, announced on social media that her fellowship application had been thrown out for being in the wrong font …” (more)

[Daniel Cressey, Nature, 29 October]

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Periodic Table of Typefaces

Posted in Life on August 8th, 2012 by steve

“What’s your favorite font? Find it on the gigantic Periodic Table of Typefaces, a new poster from Gotham Books to promote the September paperback release of Just My Type by Simon Garfield …” (more)

[HT: Eoin O’Dell]
[Jason Boog, GalleyCat, 1 August]


Cognition and Comic Sans

Posted in Life on December 29th, 2010 by steve

“Here’s a paper that will provoke a wave of denial in type nerds everywhere. Short version: setting information in hard-to-read fonts, including Comic Sans Italic, led to better retention amongst research subjects because of ‘disfluency’. When you have to work harder to read it, you remember it better …” (more)

[Kieran Healy, Crooked Timber, 29 December]


The green font

Posted in Life on October 5th, 2010 by steve

“Would you like to save money and conserve resources without any inconvenience? Then here’s something you can do – change the default font on your word processor …” (more)

[Macquarie Vice-Chancellor’s Blog, 5 October]

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