Elisa Zuritsky, writer and producer, Sex and the CityWhat font do you use? Why?
"I talked to my therapist, and she said my love of Courier stems from my childhood. Back before I knew what deadline, hack, or rewrite meant. When the most fun I could imagine was a trip to my father's office, where I could be alone with the IBM electric typewriter. Another chance to tickety-tick-tick something that would make me laugh. And then show it to my mom and she'd laugh, too. So, I guess my loyalty to Courier is a way for me to maintain my bond with my mother. In other words, it's all her fault. That's what my therapist says, anyway."
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
What a great topic to discuss in order to avoid actual writing. What font do you use? Kathy S. (a.k.a. my sister) sent me a link to this great article in Slate, My Favorite Font, in which several authors discuss their preferred fonts: Jonathan Lethem likes Courier, others prefer Palatino, Times, Hoefler Text, Century Schoolbook. All of which comes as a surprise. I know a lot of people use Courier, possibly because it keeps them connected to the romance of a real typewriter, but I thought most writers used Times New Roman. As I do. Except for screenplays, in which case I use Courier because that's industry standard. Here's an excerpt from the article: