Gulliver (1993)
I have always been fascinated by letters with large counters (see M.O.L. and Demos). Experiments with legibility and ways of saving space led to Gulliver, in which as far as I am concerned the enlargement of counters has reached its limit. Gulliver’s x-height is extremely large (and, as a result, its ascenders and descenders are short). Gulliver has virtually the same vertical proportions as sans serifs like Univers (1957). The effect is that Gulliver in 8.5-point looks just as large as a type like Times (1932) in 10-point. Short serifs (the opposite of Swift) allow the letters to be placed even more closely together, giving an even more economical type. Gulliver is used for its good legibility and in newspapers it is liked by both older and younger readers (older readers: we can read the paper again; younger readers: the paper looks modern). Gulliver is also sometimes used in books.

Unger, G., ‘Het zuinigste lettertype ter wereld’, in De Gids, Vol. XIII, No. 4/5, Amsterdam, 1993

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