Font recommendations

Fonts are only one in­gre­di­ent of ty­pog­ra­phy. That’s why this chap­ter ap­pears in the mid­dle of the book rather than the be­gin­ning. Mess­ing around with the font menu is no sub­sti­tute for know­ing the fun­da­men­tals in type com­po­si­tion and text for­mat­ting.

But we’ve cov­ered that, right? So now I can re­veal the secret:

If you want the fastest, eas­i­est and most vis­i­ble up­grade to your ty­pog­ra­phy, noth­ing beats a pro­fes­sional font.

As a de­signer of pro­fes­sional fonts—like the ones used in this book, Eq­uity, Con­course, and Trip­li­cate—am I bi­ased? Of course. But no one has se­ri­ously dis­puted that it’s true.

Look, if you con­sider the al­ter­na­tives be­low and still pre­fer Times New Ro­man, I won’t think less of you. But I doubt you will. Be­cause for writ­ers who care about ty­pog­ra­phy, pro­fes­sional fonts are in­dis­pens­able tools.