goofy fonts

Don’t use these

I once met a law­yer who had actu­ally set his let­ter­head in a font called Sten­cil:

Who were his tar­get clients? Army-sur­plus stores? He explained that he wanted some­thing dis­tinc­tive.

Dis­tinc­tive is fine. Goofy is not.

From the top: no, no, no, no, and hell no.

Nov­elty fonts, script fonts, hand­writ­ing fonts, cir­cus fonts—these have no place in any doc­u­ment cre­ated by a law­yer. Save it for your next career as a designer of break­fast-cereal boxes.