As pure as an innocent virgin
Beautiful, elegant, admired by all, but lost in the woods. Then along came a pack of vicious wolves, led by a shrieking hyena, to rip her to bits and take the cherries from her basket.
Nokia Pure - the "humanist sans" typeface of the Finnish mobemongerer - has won the graphics category of this year's UK Design Museum Design Awards. The Nokia Pure typeface Nokia Pure was unleashed on an astounded world last year amid much whalesong and joss-stick fug. The font's creator, Bruno Maag, described his …
Ironic that you can use the font on Android right now as long as you get a customizable launcher such as go launcher. No kind of hack required.
Nokia idiots are still wondering why their mass switch to win from symbian plan didn't work. Eh, they (including me) switched to Android no matter how much they hate google. Google and Android partners should pay a bit to that idiot Elop for service.
I actually like segoe too. My point was, you can't change ui font on win unless you hack it. The company who brought most advanced customization of ui ever (still no equivalent, it is vector based) switched to an operating system which you can't change basic font.
It does look remarkably like an old line printer font from the late 70's with slightly shorter UC letters and ten tons of marketing bullshit.
Are nokia so desperate they are trying to claim copyright on the alphabet now?
A rose by any other name....
You may say I don’t understand - but if wetting your pants on fonts rather that what is written with them is your bag I'm glad.
It's a font. It's a ****ing font. Am I the only one that thinking that out of all the wonderous designs in the world, Font's are so fricking low down on the scale of anything that this is just stupid?
It is a wonderous design it is basically Arial or courier or verdana with some longer and thinner bits, there is no unique design element to it.
What next, people being classed in design awards for corporate power point presentations or anything drawn in visio? In which case I would like to nominate one of the ladies in my marketing team for her very nice new image of rebranding that will be released in October. It is a wondrous symmetry the letters in the name, and a differing colour from our parent company.
Is Nokia just desparate for anything with headlines nowadays? Or has MS jus started buying entry into everything?
@Ragarath that's a seriously good spot. I had not noticed until you pointed that out.
Your comment is rendered in a font where it's actually impossible to see the difference, there is a slight difference in this new font, but you have to look closely, which kind of breaks it in my opinion.
It also makes a mockery of Magnus_Pym and his comment about specific characters being visibly different.
I award you a Big brother icon for observation.
Verdana and Georgia were designed specifically for screen use: they scale well and are easily readable at any font size, whereas most other fonts are difficult to read at smaller font sizes because the detail gets mangled by the screen's pixels.
Years later Nokia still haven't learned this important lesson and are more interested in ripples on a pond than pixels on a screen. Oh dear.
Yes, but Verdana is oddly proportioned. The x-height is quite large, compared to most other fonts; and the letters are in general significantly larger than other fonts at the same point size. Some readers find it distracting or unpleasant, and there's the widespread problem of web sites specifying Verdana and then a smaller-than-default font size to compensate for Verdana's sprawl.
Choosing fonts solely because they're visible at small sizes is, for many applications, unnecessary, since users can generally resize text if they need to do so. And typographical aesthetics are functional as well; people who think they aren't clearly haven't paid attention to the research in this area.
Georgia isn't too bad.
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