Macworld published my article on the new, expanded Verdana Pro typeface family here.
Besides explaining the online furor over Ikea’s decision to replace Futura with Verdana in their printed materials, I explain the history and future of Verdana. Below is an example of the expanded family of Verdana Pro, which was designed for clarity in print, as well as on-screen:
I’ve admired and used Verdana since its release in 1996, and look forward to all the new options — and far better kerning — in Verdana Pro!
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.