Elements of Architecture
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“Neuzeit is my all-time favorite typeface, because it is so limited, it has book and heavy, no italics, no light, very simple.”
Something must have been lost in translation because I don’t see how this is a reason to love a typeface. Would she suddenly not love it if happened to gain an italic or additional weights (like its follower Graphik)?
I love Neuzeit S because it succeeds at a certain Modernist neutrality while being more readable than Helvetica or a stricter Geometric like Futura. I was pleased to see Apple adopted some of its forms for San Francisco.
Restrictions can be liberating and spur your creativity. A typeface family structure already provides a design program.
Of course there is always the possibility of self-restriction, but that’s hard, and can feel arbitrary.
Hm, the fact that Neuzeit S has just two styles feels just as arbitrary as any self-restriction, but I admire your effort to justify the rationale.