Hidden in plain sight, fonts make a difference in how we experience reading and writing. Smooth reading or jarring emphasis…the font has it.

Check out these related mini-movies from the designers and typographers at Penguin Books…and never look at Gil Sans the same way again!

Written by Suzanne

Suzanne has loved books from an early age, and remembers reading her 24 volume World Book Encyclopedia set when she ran out of novels. Now that she works in a library, she will never run out of reading material again! Suzanne is a recent MLS graduate who loves working with students and technology.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Jim Zador

    Trade Gothic and Interstate for sans-serif. I’m all over the place with serif fonts. I love some of the new slab-serif fonts like Archer and even Rockwell and Serifa. I love fonts.

  2. Suzanne

    Fontastic! I have to admit I like Calibri, even though it is a basic MS font (even one of the designers in the video liked Calibri.) I do almost no layout now…the world of fonts moved on without me! I hate the overuse of fun fonts; an entire email written in Comic Sans kills me.

  3. Heather

    Comic Sans kills me period. That’s all I can say.

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