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over 5 years ago from Bryan Zavestoski, Product Design @ Zavzen Design

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 5 years ago

    it's one font in 21 widths and 7 weights.

    4 points
    • Nice ShoesNice Shoes, over 5 years ago

      It says they have 259. Like it’s a good thing.

      3 points
    • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, over 5 years ago

      I think this may be part of the issue.

      Constraint is a good thing, having too many font weights can be a problem in itself. Add in different widths and you've multiplied the problem.

      Also, I strongly dislike the trend of these wide fonts. Even the short headlines are difficult to read. It reminds me of the Audi rebrand.

      0 points
      • Greg Warner, over 5 years ago

        I don't mind the wide font trend personally—but the lack of constraints in these kind of redesigns (huge variability in typographic hierarchy, enormously large, remixable color palettes) to me seem to undercut a core function of effective branding. If they're really going after only the creative segment as a way to differentiate, it could work for them—we don't know all their research on that. But in general I feel the look leads to a weaker aesthetic.

        1 point
    • Kai TurnerKai Turner, over 5 years ago

      I think they are waiting for someone to say that so that they can reply – it's 1 typeface with 259 fonts (which is technically the correct way to use 'font')

      0 points