According to Wikipedia and other Internet sources, fonts were originally created in the 1450s with lead alloys or sometimes wood for larger fonts. Technology advances have allowed many designers to create other fonts, for both the print and digital worlds. Here at Writer’s Relief we take our fonts pretty seriously. Here’s a list of our personal faves. (Please note: some browsers may not support all of these fonts, so you may not be able to see them all.)
We realize that Arial and Times New Roman are the accepted fonts for manuscripts, but feel free to comment with YOUR favorite font(s) below. Have fun with it!
Dan: (Wingdings) Wingdings: amusing, arbitrary, utterly incomprehensible.
Hermine: Times New Roman (or Verdana, because the big print is easier on the eyes).
Jon: Times New Roman, because you can never go wrong with a classic choice.
Kriste: Century Schoolbook. I love that it’s basically a modern-day typewriter font, but it isn’t as obnoxious as Courier (or Courier New). Sorry Courier fans!
Lisa: I think Old English Text is fun, but I’ve never found occasion to use it until now so….Huzzah, ye fellow scribblers! Write on!
Liz: Lucida Handwriting, because I think my own handwriting is very severe and unreadable, and I have always secretly wanted to be one of those girly-girls with bubbly script and hearts as dots over i’s.
Maria: Times New Roman.
Marissa: My favorite font is Vivaldi because it makes my name look really nice when typed: Marissa..
Matt: Ruritania. To see an example, click here.
Meg: Book Antiqua for readability, Bradley Hand for fun, Edwardian Script is just pretty, but hard to read.
Pam: Bradley Hand.
Ronnie: Comic Sans is this week’s favorite, but when push comes to shove, it’s Arial, as opposed to The Little Mermaid’s Ariel (whose six older sisters’ names are Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Attina, Adella, and Alanna).
Shawn: I don’t really have a favorite font, honestly. Does handwritten calligraphy count? I like the sound of Garamond.
Simone: Helvetica and Courier.
Wendy: I really hate to pick favorites. A lifelong adherent of the Hericlitean flux, I have issues with consistency. Not that it’s truly my favorite, you understand, but Arial is probably the epitome of me. Bare bones, no nonsense, etc. That old New England patrimony!