One of the major reasons that I chose Logos over competitors, back before I had any idea I might work for the company makes Logos, was that it gave careful attention to good design. If I’m going to spend money and years—years reading lots of books and journals and commentaries and dictionaries and Bibles inside a piece of premium software—I want the app and the type to be beautiful. The beauty becomes an important aspect of its function.
I sat down with Eli Evans, a longtime employee of the company and now the Head of Interaction Design at Faithlife, and asked him to tell me what went into the setting of digital type in Logos.
The default Logos font
Eli told me that the default font choice gets a lot of attention. Bob Pritchett, cofounder of Faithlife, wants weighty, scholarly typographic forms that point backwards and forwards in typographic time. Also, the font choice for Logos has to work well on all the screens that Logos is used for. So…