by Joel Dualan
Before we begin, I feel it only appropriate to preface this article with a public service announcement, brought to you today by Pi Design:
Friends don’t let friends use comic sans.
Together we can overcome.
With that out of the way we can now proceed.
You might be thinking to yourself (at least I hope you are), “Who in their right mind would choose to use that typeface for a wanted poster?” This example is clearly a dramatization to illustrate a point, but I kid you not, the poster was based on a real life example.
Choosing typefaces to use for your project isn’t something that can be determined by answering a few predefined questions. There isn’t a set of rules that are written in stone that designers can refer to, but we instead rely on years of education and experience to lead us to the best choice. When faced with the task of choosing a typeface, many factors must be considered, but among these, content, media, and audience should be considered foremost.