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         DESERT ISLAND DISS




          WHICH TYPEFACES WOULD YOU CHOOSE?



             ou are the ship’s printer on board   your printshop is likely to remain above
             the SS William Brace, on a luxuri-  water the composing room, where all
         Yous cruise in the South Seas. One   the typecases are stored, is rapidly
         night the ship runs into a tropical storm   becoming submerged.
         and founders on one of those coral   The water level is rising quickly
         reefs so beloved of Daniel Defoe and   and there is only sufficient time
         R M Ballantyne.                     to save seven cases of type. Which
           When the tumult has settled you dis-  would you choose?
         cover that the ship is severely holed and   Answers on a postcard (letterpress
         is slowly filling with water. Although   printed) or you can email the editor.


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