After 50 years of the iconic Futura typeface, IKEA has made a switch to? Verdana?

The?2010 IKEA catalog, now arriving at doorsteps around the world, reveals the company?s choice to change all typography to the Microsoft font that every web designer has grown to hate (you can alreadyhear the cries). Verdana, specifically?designed for on-screen readability, first shipped with Internet Explorer 3 in 1996. Being one of the better looking ?Core fonts for the web??a limited selection which also includes Arial, Comic Sans, and Times New Roman?Verdana has become one of the most widely used fonts on the web (but rarely ever used in print).

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