Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 61: Font of Corruption?

What is it with Calibri and the not-so-sharp children of world leaders? Maryam Nawaz Sharif gave Pakistani investigators documents that may have been forged, and Donald Trump Jr., printed out some potentially incriminating emails. Michael calls Lucas de Groot's Calibri a "well-designed font" yet:

Once you make your typeface the Microsoft default sans-serif, I think you are going get tarred with the brush that anything that easy to find is.

And Jessica says choosing a default typeface can give any document a “lazy, sloppy quality.”

Also mentioned this week, Jessica‘s favorite font as a teenager is Hobo, and Michael loves Cooper Black. Also:
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