Dec 3, 2010

Differentiate your presentation; use special fonts

I have always argued for using 'standard' fonts in presentations. Arial, Times New Roman, Calibri. But off late I am changing my point of view. The reason? There are awesome fonts available online for free. Fonts which make our presentations fresh and fun; for us and for our audiences. I discovered two such fonts off late. One when a colleague of mine asked for a font which looks like handwriting (she wanted to fill out a form with that). Second, when I wanted to design an invitation card.

Unless you are presenting to your boss or to your board of directors, try some new fonts. Serve a fresh visual slide to your audience and stand out from the crowd. Get known by the uniqueness of your fonts. Needless to say, your fonts should be stylish yet legible.

What say you?

I have bought into this logic for all my informal (and less formal presentations) from now on. Do check out some fresh fonts. I am giving the links below.

A font which writes like Calvin (click here)
A font which looks like handwriting (click here)

Other resources:
1001freefonts
Simplythebest fonts
Urban fonts

What say you? Give it a shot! At least use them for headings?