After 50 years of using the iconic Futura typeface, IKEA has made a switch to Verdana,
This is the absolutely brilliant response from IKEA:
We’re surprised, but I think it’s mainly experts who have expressed their views, people who are interested in fonts. I don’t think the broad public is that interested.
Verdana is a simple, cost-effective font which works well in all media and languages.
What do you think?
Does it matter what “experts” say compared to the “general public”?
Ikea are a very design based company so you’d have thought they would’ve paid more of an interest.
But I like their downplaying of it citing ‘practical reasons’. It kinda works.
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