it's like someone set out to make a rectilinear typeface, realised it wasn't a good idea halfway thru, copied the rest of the letters from a normal typeface, and called it a day
every time i see those letters it looks like a rendering error. it just plain sucks ass. who thought it was good
turns out this is more or less what happened. this is a typeface called 'programme', that was initially generated automatically, then had the letterforms redone by hand, i assume when the type designer realised automatically generated typefaces are a stupid idea that doesn't work, but with the originals preserved as alternates
an actual foundry made this. someone who designs type for a living gave it a go-ahead. wild
even the letters that look normal don't look that good. just use helvetica narrow or something. christ
paul renner didn't die for this
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