Just as the title says! 10th favorite to favorite favorite.
10. Arial Rounded MT Bold
Surprisingly, I’m starting this list off with a sans serif font (the horror!). I’ve always liked Arial Rounded the best out of the 15 or so Arial variants. If Arial Rounded was human, I think it’d be a sexy curvy lady for some reason.
9. Kozuka Gothic Pro B
This is like the simplest font ever. No serifs, no freaky f’s or y’s or g’s, no strange flourishes on any lower- or upper-case letters. And that’s why I like it.
8. Poor Richard
This font makes me want to write. It also reminds me of Ben Franklin, because Poor Richard = Poor Richard’s Almanac automatically in my mind. And we all know Franklin was awesome (and a pimp).
7. Cooper Black
I like Cooper Black because of how bold and heavy it is. I used to use it all the time as my MSN Messenger font…back when I actually conversed with people on a semi-regular basis. It’s also just a good “HEY LOOK AT ME I’M TEXT!” font.
6. Courier New
Courier New used to bother me because it had such “wide” lettering (aka a monospaced font), but now it reminds me of R. Since I’m so into stats and data nowadays, I really like how useful monospaced fonts are when it comes to creating datasheets and keeping things straight.
This is like a skinny Eurostile font. It’s better for when you want that snazzy Eurostile look but need thinner letters. It’s very “blocky” when you look at a paragraph of text, which I really like the look of.
The highest-ranking sans serif, Eurostile appeals to me because it’s got a kind of modern look without being unreadable. I like how “big” the letters seem, even at a small point.
3. Modern No. 20
I like this font because (at least compared to the rest of the fonts on this list) it’s fancy, but not too fancy that it’s difficult to read. I like simple, readable fonts over calligraphy/handwritten style fonts any day, so I like that this font is readable and simple but adds something a little extra. Plus, I really like the way numbers look in this font.
Georgia has nice round, fat, readable letters. It’s like Times New Roman took a weightlifting class. I used this a lot for my MSN Messenger font, too.
1. Times New Roman
I’m a purist. I love Times New Roman. I think this is the cleanest, crispest, most readable font that has practical use. And SERIFS! Serifs rule. TNR is also a very “traditional” font due to its prominent placement in Word (at least until that obnoxious rebel force Calibri decided to grab the spotlight), and I tend to cling to the familiar.