Jun 3, 2019

On the subject of using math to justify design choices, I like Matthew Butterick’s stance × 1.61803398875:

The risk with these shortcuts is that they encourage typographers to satisfy themselves with numerical justifications—I used the golden ratio, therefore it must look good!—at the expense of developing visual judgment. When your headings look right, they are right—and if so, the ratio matters not a whit.