November 24, 2014
A few principles I like to follow when I’m writing:
- Sans serif for getting ideas down
- Monospaced for drafts and anything remotely technical
- Caslon for when I want to sound like I’m writing for The New Yorker
The link between typeface and voice is known to be profound for readers, but I’m increasingly noticing its effects on me as a writer. Using the right typeface can make an essay flow—it’s too bad all of my schoolwork has to be submitted in Times New Roman.