Interesting backstory on how Times New Roman font came to be:
“You might be surprised to learn that Times New Roman began as a challenge, when esteemed type designer Stanley Morisoncriticized London’s newspaper The Times for being out-of-touch with modern typographical trends. So The Times asked him to create something better. Morison enlisted the help of draftsman Victor Lardent and began conceptualizing a new typeface with two goals in mind: efficiency—maximizing the amount of type that would fit on a line and thus on a page—and readability. Morison wanted any printing in his typeface to be economical, a necessity in the newspaper business, but he also wanted the process of reading to be easy on the eye.”
Whole article at NYPL site:
Sara: I love articles like this that reveal the history behind everyday thing, especially when it involves something related to #Books or writing.