‘Typefaces need to be tried and tested in a real setting’

Jason Santa Maria, On Web Typography (p. 70):

Typefaces sometimes feel like “the clothes that words wear,” as perfectly put by typeface designer Tobias Frere-Jones. If you’ve ever bought a pair of jeans that you thought looked great in the store only to find they look totally weird when you try them at home, you know what I mean.

Topics: Web fonts