Font Freaks Fuming Over Ikea Typeface Change

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jraktal

a vocal monority who make it their business to think that they know all that is good is advertising will weep tears of blood and call this a tragic event. while the rest of the world just wish they would die already!

I do not think Don Draper of Mad Men would care! 

There is no peace at the gate.

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deanklotz

Whenever change in design/style occurs, there is always a backlash of some kind. But if the change is well thought, then it will not matter in the end.  

I wrote about this subject recently on my blog:

http://deanklotz.com/?p=374 

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gendoikari1

Slow news day?

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MeTo

This is something that should be discussed on Flip this house or home and garden or design on a dime not Maximum PC. Smells of paid advertisement.

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nekollx

 so who paid for the advertisment then? You think Idea is paying a company to post font news when they could say pay for "IKEA makes new computer hutch?"

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johnnyclimber

I have the catalog in front of me. The person who noticed this is most likely a tool (and not the kind of tool who shops at IKEA like myself, more like the tool who posts lots of negative comments all over MPC because he/she has nothing better to do). The reason MPC put this on the site is because it is entertaining and we like to be entertained. It has nothing to do with self promotion. ig no ra mus

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linkmaster6

>.> lot of comments over nothing

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BobbyPhoenix

I like it.

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dracx619

only self indulgent, anal, asshat , apple toting graphic designers and typographers would be "offended" by the typeface change. for one, its hardly noticeable, and two, who gives a crap? its legible, big, bold, and works fine....bitch please.

i can already imagine my old graphic design proffessor fuming under his soul patch

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n0ctis

 I wanted to say something witty and possibly constructive... but I just cannot get past the laughing. Any time I try, I just laugh myself out of my chair.

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Phosphorous

If by difference you mean no difference, I totally see the difference.

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quicks0rt

I don't see what the point of this article is. It's not even related to technology. This looks like a poor attempt of self promoting.

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Lodis4

Other than the numbers I honestly don't see the difference.

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orca11

I don't even see a difference in the numbers... except the 9 in the first ad doesn't much look like the 1 in the second... but then that's kinda the point ;) .

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Toady00

Me either.

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bofarr

I'm a graphic designer and while I understand the criticism I also say who cares. Ikea is not exactly a bastion of tasteful and elegant design in the first place...

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Trooper_One

This absurd discussion on font style is best left to graphic design 'artists' with the phony BFA degrees...  It'll keep them busy with their stylish Macs, iPods and iPhones...

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COMMANDER_COOK

Replied to wrong post. see below.

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B.A.Frayd

It looks exactly the same. I suggest the man who twittered this kill himself.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Don't say that! He might actually do it and blame it on you.

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praetor_alpha

OMG I can still read it! Call the lawyers!

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lien_meat

Maybe I'm visually impared or something, but I don't see how it's any better or worse one way or another.  Really, I'm not joking.  I would have noticed the layout of the title (with 2010 on the side) WAY before I would have noticed a font difference.
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BDDave

Looks just fine to me, I doubt the company will see any sales loss as a result of a catalog most don't see anyway. I walk through the store not the front page of a catalog. ""I thought that something had gone terribly wrong, but when I twittered about it..." Twittered?!?! Wow, this guy needs a new hobby or even better the latest issue of MaxiumPC! 

Dave

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nekollx

 is the difference the little tildes?

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winmaster

 They could be using Wingdings.

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1337Goose

I snorted Pepsi Cola out of my nose when I read your comment. 

Hilarious. 

~Goose

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