From Kenneth Ormandy: When a devel­oper I’m working with asks, “Why did you select that font,” they never seem to accept “Self-preser­va­tion,” as my answer. Type designer Pierre Haultin may have actu­ally been able to get away with this claim.

Haultin lives and works in Paris during the mid-sixteenth century, designing type and printing books for a living. How the the type he designs performs—how effi­cient the letter­forms are spatially on the page—is more rele­vant to his personal safety, than it is to his contem­po­raries. · Go to Effi­cient web type, c. 1556 →