So, you may recall the Swissa Jeunesse with 20 cpi typeface I posted on a few weeks ago. Well, Peter B. wanted to see how the typeface matched up against his own Whispering Giant with 17 cpi, so he sent me a bit of text he had typed so we could see both side by side. The results were surprising:
As you can see, while the Swissa crowds more letters onto a line, thus boosting their cpi count, the Remington is wider-spaced and it looks like the characters might even be smaller.
Fantastic! But how big is a quarter?ReplyDelete
Good question, Florian! It is just about the size of a CHF 1 coin (just 1mm bigger).Delete
Yeah, what are you doing with quarter?!ReplyDelete
Hey, I have an idea - I'll mail you a dime! That'd be fun.
(Oh, I'm just being silly. But that is some seriously small type.)
Haha, I still have a small collection of U.S. coins from when I lived there several years ago... and yes, I definitely have nickels and dimes too :)Delete
Great comparison. I like your teeny tiny little 20 c.p.i. the best.ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting this so quickly! It is very interesting to see them together. It's surprising how tall the Swissa's letters are! I think this would be a fun thing to continue and expand - perhaps with script or book types, or go from small to large, ending up at some of the "speech notes" typers.ReplyDelete
I like the small to large idea! I have been thinking of a typeface comparison post anyway, since I've gotten in a few more since my last. Sometime this summer I plan to get around to it...Delete
What fun! They really are both very tiny typefaces.ReplyDelete