Hard to read text
I’m an ImagineFX subscriber. The range of topics, techniques and artists represented is truly brilliant and the quality of the magazine is beyond reproach.
Here is my dilemma Claire: I’m middleaged! And if this isn’t bad enough, my old peepers are not what they once were. So can you and the staff re-evaluate the use of the small, thin, Helvetica-esque font you use for body copy? An example would be the image on page 49 of issue 103, Dance With the Wind by Vian Lee [see below]. The text bubble copy is almost impossible to read, even on the dark background colour.
I won’t speculate about the demographic target of your readership, but as a middleaged guy, I can safely say the type is too thin and small to read in the text bubbles. Tony Stencel, via email Claire replies Tony, sorry to hear that you are having trouble reading some of the text. Rest assured, you’re not alone: being middle-aged is a dilemma we all have to face! Joking aside, I haven’t heard of others finding that font hard to read. But we’ll keep an eye out for readability in the future.
Tony Stencel says he has trouble reading Sketchbook. Does anyone else have the same problem with our fonts?