Typeface has always intrigued me. Unnaturally so. I remember being upset when Newsweek changed theirs many years ago, and then feeling how silly it was to react in such a fashion. When our local newspaper recently changed its font, it was my Newsweek self all over again. I guess I am still silly.
In my Visual Design class, our assignment was to research a typeface and design a poster that was artistically suitable to the font -- two colors permitted, one required paragraph, one required single line. I chose a classic symmetrical design and a hue that might hearken to the aged Roman column on which my typeface was first engraved.
It was interesting to see my classmates' choices -- some contemporary, some well-worn typefaces that appealed to their youthful interests. In the telling of the choice, we each revealed something about our own stories.
What would you choose?