Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Font fanatics

Slate posts the favorite working fonts of a handful of writers. (A follow-up to a photoessay on Helvetica: "the font of the 20th Century.")

In case you're interested, I used Geneva most of the way through college for papers for class, and Courier, starting about the time of my playwriting class, for most of my creative work. I switched to Times in 2002 or so, since it seemed less pretentious. There is a part of me that misses Courier, though, and if I return to more intensive work in scripts and screenplays, I may pick it up again since script formatting demands it.

I am a bit embarrassed to say that I can't name any of the fonts we've used in Revelator's chapbooks. Brandon Kelley, our designer, has done such a good job that I've been almost entirely hands-off, but normally I'm kind of wonky about that sort of thing.


angela said...

for the record--i am times new roman 10 point, so spaces. i hate 12 point--it reminds me of those kids in school who filled up the ruled paper with their garish looking letters. i prefer college-ruled paper, and small precise handwriting. anything else actually just annoys me.

Andrew said...

The official show font of Between The Water and The Air in all Cincinnati and Edinburgh promotional material was Perpetua.

In my opinion, it's a very elegant butmodern serif font. And it looks good in titles.