Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ecofont, fad or not, it's fun!

So, I was reading in National Geographic Magazine about this font that is designed to save ink. It's been dubbed the ecofont. It looks like what you see above-just a font with a bunch of cheesy holes in it. Of course, it isn't intended to give you a headache. It's best to use it at 10 pt. for optimal reading quality. The idea is that the holes allow for less ink consumption.

My initial reaction to the ecofont idea was... How ridiculous! I wonder what kind of carbon offsets ecofont could get me!

Don't get me wrong. I'm very much a friend of the environment and will do what I can to be a responsible person in my little sphere. I have set my printer's default to print at fast draft (that's faster than draft, you know)... so it's not like I'm an ink-wasting-carnivore. But then I got to thinking. If I keep my printer defaults at fast draft and use ecofont, then I'll really be saving ink!

For a free download, go to www.ecofont.eu.

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