I think I have a new favorite font.
As many people know, I refuse to work with Times New Roman. I find it… unattractive. The shapes are common. It doesn’t speak to me. It doesn’t reveal my inner self.
Instead, I work in Palatino. Sometimes its close cousin Book Antiqua, but I’ve gotten so that I can spot the differences between them, and Palatino suits my personality better.
Palatino’s letters are bigger. They are lighter and airier. There’s a gentleness to the way they curve. The serifs are like the flowing of wine.
Wait, I’m waxing philosophic about fontery.
Recently, I’ve discovered a new, free font. Gentium. If Palatino is bigger than Times New Roman, then Gentium is smaller and narrower, but with a slick polish and inviting curvature. It’s pleasing to the eye, in ways that Times New Roman is not.
A new font to play with. 🙂