Monthly Archives: June 2007

What the Font is Going On?

Just a quick post today to cover a bit of Font 101 for you. You might be surprised to see this…


Hard to believe those are both size 12, eh? Different fonts, especially serif (e.g., Times New Roman) vs. sans serif (e.g., Arial) can look to be different sizes even when they’re the same. But it’s really an optical illusion.

So, what’s the lesson here? Make sure to test your fonts at different sizes to get the look you want.