When to Use Garamond

http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/27/living/student-money-saving-typeface-garamond-schools/index.html?iref=allsearch

This is pretty amazing. Not only is it incredibly impressive that someone so young could calculate something that could make a significant impact on our government’s budget, but the fact that the federal government switching over to a typeface so similar to the one they currently use we can save $136 million annually. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, Garamond is a more “credible” typeface, meaning it gives the reader the perception that a document has more credibility. This could also benefit the government. The only potential issue I can see with a complete government switch from Times New Roman to Garamond is that the latter is much finer and more difficult to read. Times New Roman, due to its heavy ink use, is a much bolder, more legible font. Because of this, Garamond is harder on the eyes for some.

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