Save pens. Use Garamond font

Posted to Data Art  |  Nathan Yau

Designers Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth looked at ink usage of some commonly-used typefaces, by hand-drawing them with ballpoint pens.

Scribble, scribble, scribble, and they got this simple bar chart with ink usage measured by, well, ink:

Impact font is such an ink hog. Such a drama queen.

See all the shots here.

[Thanks, @bambock]

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