Post by Roland Perry Post by Recliner Post by Graeme Wall Post by Roland Perry Post by Graeme Wall
One of the numerous sans serif typefaces, but definitely not Johnston.
I was a little surprised that "Sans Serif" as an April Fool, was the
lowest scoring one in yesterday's "Pointless", despite the really
heavy hints in the question about lower/upper case.
Where did the spaghetti harvest come?
Much higher (which surprised me because it was significantly earlier).
Circa 1957 IIRC whereas San Serif was in the 1970s.
Of course, in that era before desktop publishing, few ordinary people knew
much about fonts, let alone about sans-serif font families.
You've forgotten about Letraset?
Did many people that would come under the heading of ordinary really know
about that product ?
It was useful in certain spheres such as model making or labels for control
panes etc especially prototype production, but although they did enter the
leisure market by introducing some products aimed at entertaining children
I don’t think it caught on that much. In comparison the generation
before and up to say the late 1960’s almost all had or knew someone with a
John Bull printing set and the inky fingers and surroundings that went
with it, many a parent must have looked on despondently on Christmas
morning as the present from Uncle Bert was opened knowing what was to come
and suspected he had lobbed this grenade into family unity on purpose.
Got my own back on a houseshare mate who had been particularly rumbustious
when a decade later I gave his 6 year old a small drum kit.