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Seven Eights for '08

By Margaret Lyons in Miscellaneous on Jan 1, 2008 8:31PM

Last night, after the clock struck pumpkin time, conversation turned, as it often does, to handwriting and type design. Who's a continuous stroke 8 writer? Any snowman-style two circle drawers? Should the bottom and top circles be the same size, or should the bottom orb be bigger? What shape should the counter be: perfect circle? Tall oval or fat oval? Tear-drop? And thus, the search began.

What's the best 8? Here are the first 7 8s we could think to put in the running, but we're all eyes. What's your favorite 8? Is there an iconic Chicago 8? If we type the number 8 again, will it lose all meaning? 8!


L-R: Arial, Helvetica, Futura, Impact, Baskerville, Optima, Times New Roman.