Evolution of Type Taste

Thank you for procrastinating, Jessica, and sharing this Evolution of Type Taste Chart from Grade School to present with us here in the studio! I am glad to see I was not the only one going through a Courier and Typewriter phase. (Please note this is Jessica’s personal evolution of Type Taste.)

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  1. Too funny! I can definitely relate to this evolution. I remember using Comic Sans a really really really long time ago and I thought it was the coolest thing ever!

  2. oh, gosh, this reminds me of a cheezy but very funny video about these standard typefaces (one of those things I was sort of embarrassed to admit I enjoyed). Check out http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1823766. Don’t Judge!

  3. Haha, this is friggin hilarious! I guess all roads lead to Gotham, huh? Good to know.

  4. I love it. What if I am still in they typewriter phase?

  5. Whoops, I guess I need to go back to using a typewriter, since I can’t spell so good.

  6. This is creepily accurate for me (minus the papyrus).
    Especially with Gotham & Archer

  7. Interesting that the pinnacle of both lines are fonts from Hoefler & Frere-Jones.

  8. OMG! SO funny!

    As a designer (and girl) the ‘female’ slumber party thing is a hoot! As a mother, I’ve definitely overheard the Courier argument. (My kids have LOTS of font access!)

    Thanks for the humor. ;-)

  9. Me from 2003 (I was 8) to the present.

  10. I’m going through a courier phase too! -> shaunfox.com

  11. Hee! I think my lineage is similar. Made me laugh!

  12. H&FJ!!!!