Ricardo: A Tale of Two Worlds

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David Ricardo (1772–1823) was a versatile man. A stock trader, politician and, most importantly, an economist. He is considered the first of the classical economists, thus symbolizing the transition from mercantilism to capitalism. While his theories are mostly derived from mathematical abstractions, he communicated his ideas in understandable, down-to-earth language. Besides a versatile man, Ricardo is also a versatile typeface that bridges the gap between geometrical and humanist typeface design. In broad terms, geometric typefaces express a certain conceptual clarity, a set of a few simple rules that seem to govern everything. In reality, even geometric typefaces deviate from strict…
Ricardo: A Tale of Two Worlds