MS Sans

MacGregor Harp and Victor Hu, MS Sans

MacGregor Harp and Victor Hu, MS Sans
Softcover, 84 pp., offset 1/1, 6 x 8 inches
Edition of 500
Published by Cheap Art America

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A celebration of the mundane. MS Sans invites thirteen contributors to explore the potential of the typeface Microsoft Sans.

“Each glyph feels as if constructed from rigid individual bits expressing no empathy for the bows and straights of the other. Compare these letterforms to the negative spaces of its progenitor Helvetica; whence MS Sans borrowed its original file name, helv.tff. Inspect closely how the stems of the lowercase b, d, g, p, and q bend not to their respective bowls. O, daughters and sons of the New House what brother of Arial is this? What absent father’s nose is present in this numeral 1? And to whose crooked grandmother do we blame thine unspinely 8? Yet take no offense. Similar results manifest when a gaze is exercised on your humble narrator.”

— Stewart Smith