Planet is a convincing body copy typeface, practical and without affectation. Its small round letters are circular and the curve-endings also follow a circle. The characters h, m, n, u, by way of contrast, have a rather narrow inner surface thereby permitting a tighter line of letters. Even the upper-case letters require little space. The result is a matter-of-fact, businesslike, compact text, to which the surprisingly lively and voluptuous descender of the grotesque g lends a special charm. The italics are narrower and tightly spaced. In use they create a nice contrast to the wide upright. Good legibility also allows them to be used alone perfectly well.
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