And no more shitty subtitle fonts, either.

Well, they will admittedly remain shitty for a while, but the end of shittiness is nigh, for I have launched a project that will commission and design and then test a series of fonts custom-engineered for the demands of reading captions and subtitles. This is for real.

Read the new site, Screenfont.ca. If it looks like someone competent actually designed it, that is because someone competent actually did – my esteemed colleague Antonio Cavedoni (op. cit.).

So read and learn and, if you’re a type designer, help us out. For everybody else? Well, my advice is simple: For the love of God stop using Arial.

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