Millions of computer users work with Lucida
without even realising it. The Wingdings symbols were originally a Lucida font, until type designers Kris Holmes
and Charles Bigelow
sold the collection to Microsoft. And there is also a Lucida at work in the Macintosh operating system, ensuring good readability in menus, dialogue boxes and e-mails.
Until today Lucida provides good readability on the Mac‘s screen.
Bigelow & Holmes
have been an authority on screen and printer fonts since 1985. Lucida was the first to respond to the technical deficits of monitors (72 dpi) and laser printers (300 dpi), while still offering all the most important font styles: sans-serif, serif, script, typewriter and even blackletter.
What was easily readable under poor conditions has proved to be equally so under ideal ones, and thus the Lucida superfamily continues to gain new supporters to this day.
Full of surprises: Lucida Calligraphy in a food logo (Image: worth1000.com)