The Views of a Font Obsessive
A little rant.
I know what you, my friend, are thinking. What? Is he even more of an idiot than I thought he was? Followed by, I hope he either visits his psychiatrists or his psychiatrists visit him.
But I am not the only one who is just a little teensy bit ahem, I shudder… selective about fonts?
Countless times I have seen the same old font being used for all sorts of miscellaneous documents, eg book reports, love letters, sick notes. Comic Sans. And I’m like, stop, STAHP! (Pardon the meme reference)
Comic Sans in itself is not a bad font. In fact, it’s a great font when used in the right context. For example, cheesy jokes.
What was Beethoven’s fifth favourite fruit?
Yep, those kind of jokes. And maybe a picture book for 5 year olds. But I DON’T like seeing a entire History booklet with Comic Sans. (Totally not a directed remark.)
Another font I HATE to see overused is Times New Roman. Times New Roman, or simply Times, you will have met. It was designed for the Times newspaper, and looks pretty great on print. But put Times New Roman for a homemade greeting card, and the impression you are giving to the recipient is… I don’t care about your new baby arriving into this world so I’ve decided to use one of the blandest fonts ever made instead of a more suitable sans serif or Humanist font.
And that’s it for my little rant for now.