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The Value of Type

Erik van Blokland discusses the value of type, and in particular argues about the added value in good typefaces. He concludes with a commendable argument against the cheap font CDs (blue collar crime), but fails to mention that most rip-offs in the world are actually committed by the major companies (white collar crime), and by nearly every corporate type designer. Does he not remember how Bitstream and URW started? Or how Monotype helped itself to Zapf's Palatino? Or how Tiro's Aeneas is strongly based on a font by Werner Schneider? Article dated 1997.

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