May 13, 2007

Tiny type

Michael Smythe                posted 29 Apr 2007, 11:07 PM / edited 13 May 2007, 10:52 PM

The Made in New Zealand review includes:

“It is a shame that the attractively produced programmes cannot be read by many, even with magnification, its tiny font indistinct in the half-lit theatre between works.”

This is a common experience. As a designer I am happy to aid and abet a growing outcry. Is anyone willing to defend these close encounters of the six point type?

Bigears posted 13 May 2007, 09:33 PM / edited 13 May 2007, 10:52 PM

…evidently not. 

So!  Programme designers, take heed – written information is most useful when it can be read.  If you have a lot of words, I would first consider using less words.  If many words are deemed necessary (and do get a second opinion on that), then use more pages.  Sorted.

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