An ode to Source Sans Pro and typefaces

I realized recently that I have grown irrationally attached to the “Source Sans Pro” font/typeface over the past 2 years – so much so that I have a minor reaction in my head when I see a document that is written in some other font. :-)

It somehow has a mix of the warmth/approachability of Calibri while adding a formal touch from the likes of the Gothic family/Verdana.

Typefaces add so much to the user experience of writing and reading documents. And since I spend a lot of time doing both, I’m grateful to Paul Hunt (creator) and the Adobe team for creating and open sourcing such a beautiful typeface.

I’m not sure if anyone has ever measured the impact typefaces have on our moods and experiences. I suspect their impact on our daily psyche is non-trivial.