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COMMON TYPOGRAPHIC DISEASES

Various forms of dysfunction appear among populations exposed to


typography for long periods of time. Listed here are a number of fre-
quently observed af ictions.

Typophilia Typochondria
An excessive attachment to A persistent anxiety that one has
and fascination with the shape selected the wrong typeface.
of letters, often to the exclusion This condition is often paired with
of other interests and object okd (optical kerning disorder),
choices.Typophili- acs usually die the need to constantly adjust and
penniless and alone. readjust the spaces between
letters.

Typophobia Typothermia
The irrational dislike of The promiscuous refusal to make
letterforms, often marked by a a lifelong commitment to a single
preference for icons, dingbats, typeface—or even to ve or six,
and—in fatal cases—bullets as some doctors recommend.The
and daggers.The fears of the typothermiac is constantly tempt-
typophobe can often be quieted ed to test drive “hot” new fonts,
(but not cured) by steady doses often without a proper license.
of Helvetica andTimes Roman.
COMMON TYPOGRAPHIC DISEASES
Various forms of dysfunction appear among populations exposed to ty-
pography for long periods of time. Listed here are a number of fre- quent-
ly observed af ictions.

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