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Fun Font Facts

Fonts play a huge role in determining the look of a logo, document or website. At FX-PM we can help you make the right choice for all of your graphic design needs.

Paul Renner created “Futura” in 1927, however he probably didn’t know how literal its namesake would be. The font didn’t really catch on until the 1950s, but its use skyrocketed when NASA used Futura to engrave the aluminium plaque left on the moon as a memento of the Apollo 11 mission.

In 1776, Benjamin Franklin selected “Caslon” for the publishing of the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Caslon is actually a British typeface – the nation that the 13 Colonies had to fight to reclaim independence in the first place.

One of the most universal fonts of all time, “Helvetica”, was created in Switzerland in 1957. Helvetica is the Latin word for ‘Switzerland’.

The interrobang is a unconventional punctuation mark combining the question mark and exclamation point.

A pangram is a unique sentence that uses all of the letters of the alphabet (e.g. “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”).

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