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ypefaces can be controversial things. One person’s Times New Roman could be another’s Papyrus. Perhaps the only sure-fire way for a typeface to win the hearts of designers is if they’re reasonably priced. (We even went one better and sourced the best free fonts for you to download right now.)

But how do you separate the good typefaces from the bad? Such a task would surely require a chart breaking down the gradations of font quality. Luckily, we have exactly that. The chart follows a pattern you’re sure to recognise if you spend a lot your time plugged into social media. It’s based on the Dungeons and Dragons character alignment scale, but the structure has become a popular design meme in itself.

In this chart, typefaces are split between good, neutral and evil types, then further sub-divided based on whether they’re lawful, neutral, or chaotic. Do you agree with how these famous typefaces have been sorted?

See the original thread here. As you can see, the old reliable Times New Roman is the most clean-cut of the typefaces as it takes the lawful good crown. On the other end of the scale, Papyrus occupies the chaotic evil spot.

Meanwhile, Cambria sits slap bang in the middle. Although we can’t help but notice the absence of Helvetica, which would surely sit comfortably alongside the good guys? But as Michel points out, this is a typeface scale for writers, who have different priorities when it comes to letter shapes.

 

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Dario

Dario

Dario De Leonardis esiste nell’Internet dalla fine degli anni ‘90. È stato, in ordine sparso: hacker, grafico, web developer, brand designer, analista politico, edonista, spin doctor b-side dell’hinterland tarantino, UI designer, installatore software, attivista per i diritti di tutti quelli che non vogliono togliere diritti agli altri, tecnico informatico, ghost writer, organizzatore eventi, autore satirico, cattivo da fumetto, social media strategist/manager, communication expert e modello. Da curriculum accademico sarebbe critico letterario e teatrale ma si vergogna a dirlo. Ama il cinema d’azione indocinese e il progressive rock del nord-est europa. Tendenzialmente affronta i suoi problemi con il binge watching e il sarcasmo. Sa come si scrive una È maiuscola con l'accento e non con l'apostrofo usando le combinazioni ASCII. È fortemente convinto che una cosa si possa pubblicizzare e vendere anche se non esiste realmente e che un giorno le botnet sui social svilupperanno una coscienza propria e conquisteranno il mondo.

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