Verdana alternativesDon’t use a screen font for print
Like Georgia, Verdana was designed for the computer screens of the 1990s, so it’s great for the websites of the 1990s. For everything else, it’s not so great. Alright Sans is known as a humanist sans because it relies on the proportions of traditional serif fonts. Sweet Sans, on the other hand, shares Verdana’s pleasing width, and would be a good choice for business cards or letterhead. Likewise Breuer, which is slightly condensed, and has more of a geometric feel.
I designed Concourse and Hermes Maia based on letterpress faces of the early 20th century.