Fonts Matter

Designers have always believed in the power of typography. Libraries should pay attention to fonts as well when designing signage, wayfinding tools and websites. This recent article about the Silver Springs Library caught my eye and offers an exploration of how certain fonts can effectively evoke a feeling.

Another article by George Oates talks about building the wildly popular online community Flickr. One of the initial design concerns was regarding font. With descriptions like “clean” and “unobtrusive,” I think you will agree that the sans serif selection serves its purpose.

And, no comic sans please!

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