Base 12 Serif 4 styles
When the Base fonts were designed in 1994, the goal was to create a comprehensive family of screen fonts with companion printer fonts, somewhat similar in purpose to Matthew Carter's well known typeface Verdana. In the design process of these typefaces, the screen fonts largely dictated the look of the printer fonts. This was a unique challenge, and generated some very surprising results that we would not have arrived at otherwise. It is an example of how technological restraints can serve as a source for design inspiration and exploration.