Light Text on a Dark Background

Not that we’re complaining , but we’re not sure why anyone would choose to put a normal weight light coloured text over a dark coloured background. A notable offender that we’ve noticed recently is Metadesign1.
We would like to note that our poor eyes are not what they once were so for the sake of the children if you’re about to choose a light over dark combination, we feel we must implore you to reconsider.

1After the fall of the Berlin Wall MetaDesign founder Erik Spiekermann was asked to redesign the Berlin Transport map and signage to corporate symbol and logotype. Spiekermann has written about type in many books and articles including Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works.