Isn’t that a lovely name for this subject?
I love it.
Today’s font is the favorite one of Michèle Taylor, a coach, facilitator and trainer based in the UK.
Her favorite font is a very new font called Calibri.
Calibri is a very young font.
It was designed in 2005 by Lucas de Groot, a Dutch type designer.
Luc de Groot is also the designer of the famous font family Thesis.
Many German institutions like the German newsmagazin “Der Spiegel”, German TV-Station “ARD” or “ZDF” use fonts made by Luc de Groot.
He teaches type design at Fachhochschule – University of Applied Science Potsdam and lives in Berlin.
Luc de Groot designed Calibri for Microsoft to take advantage of the so called ClearType technology.
Calibri is among other fonts part of Microsoft OS and some other Microsoft products.
Meanwhile it replaces Arial and Verdana as standard fonts.
Year of Design
Calibri – 2005
Calibri is designed in four weights – regular, italic, bold and bolditalic.
Calibri is a so called sansserif font.
It is very clear. Very easy to read – I understand why Michèle likes this font.
The letters are round shaped, and you have full access to all possible characters:
Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Numbers, supscripts, subscripts, small caps and ligatures.
Really a fantastic collection.
The roundness of Calibri looks very friendly and nice.
Hopefully it won’t get overused as it happened to the Arial.
For everything and anything.
A nice legible font.
Look at the text.
Wonderful balance between black and white, between fontsize and interleaf.
I am really impressed by this font. No matter how big or small the letters are, you can read them.
I am working on a Mac and so it is usually not a standard font on the Mac.
What I like about the font
It is so modern.
I love the balance, the regular gray appearance of the font.
It is so easy to read.
I am in love.
Just enjoy, it even looks good in Orange on grey.
So what will be our next font of the week?
Shall we look for some spooky headline fonts, since we are close to Halloween?
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