What Font to Use?

Recently i have been doing a bit of graph­ic design and putting togeth­er a visu­al style guide, and i came across this handy page: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/12/14/what-font-should-i-use-five-principles-for-choosing-and-using-typefaces/

The author essen­tial­ly goes through his Five guide­lines for pick­ing fonts, and work­ing with them. Even bet­ter though his guide­lines are couched and con­tex­tu­alised in a fash­ion con­cept, and so give a broad­er com­par­i­son.
Helpfully he also takes the read­er through a selec­tion nar­ra­tive, so that every­one can see how their font selec­tions work togeth­er.

However, there prob­a­bly needs to be a 6th guide­line added: Never use Comic-Sans. For the rea­son­ing there see here: http://www.comicsanscriminal.com

Really rec­om­mend read­ing it if you are doing any­thing with graph­ic design, even if (or espe­cial­ly if) you are mere­ly dab­bling in it.

Chris

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