When I worked at my college magazine, I was utterly obsessed with fonts. Serif fonts, sans serif fonts, ransom note fonts, handwriting fonts. I knew everything we had in our arsenal and could tell you what font was best for which article. We layout folk would admire each other’s work, nodding when a good choice was made, “Oh, yes. That’s a good font. Nice, nice.” in this dreamy tone of voice. I was partial to serif fonts back then — your Garamonds, Book Antiquas, Georgias. I tended to slip in some Copperplate from time to time. Now, I find that I’m more drawn to sans serifs like Century Gothic, Eurostile, Skia.
However, I will always, always abhor Courier. Aside from scripts, there is no need for one to use Courier. And while my knowledge of the latest fonts is a bit lacking, I will always be a font geek at heart. Which is why this piece of animation made me ridiculously giddy: