Everyone hates Comic Sans – but why? Do people really react differently to similar typefaces like Times New Roman, Baskerville, and Georgia?
If typogragy questions like these keep you up at night, you’ll find some answers in How typeface influences the way we read and think (TheWeek.com),
It turns out there’s a measureable difference between the familiar Times New Roman and Baskerville or Georgia. The difference can even affect your term paper grade!
(additional Fun Fact: the name “Georgia” comes from a tabloid newspaper headline: “Alien Heads Found in Georgia”)