Paul D. Hunt on Good Typefaces

Paul D. Hunt, It’s My Type, (p.8):

We need good typefaces for the same reason as we need anything that is well-designed—to inject more beauty into our life. Reading is a big part of interfacing with ideas and concepts and that process should be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Pleasing typefaces allow us to focus more intently on the content of a message and less on the form.