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90 years of Times New Roman
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It was 3 October 1932, the day on which the British daily newspaper “The Times” appeared as usual – but with a completely revised layout and above all with a new typeface (link in German). Stanley Morison, a typographer and typeface historian, had sharply criticised the newspaper’s editors for the antiquated appearance of the paper. The management reacted and commissioned Morison to redesign the paper. The result was a completely revised design of the newspaper with a specially developed font, Times New Roman. The ideas behind this font, what advantages it has for texts in general and why Times New Roman became one of the most widely used fonts are explained in the radio report on WDR ZeitZeichen.

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