Homeless people’s handwritten signs now available as fonts

Arrels Foundation, which works with nearly half of Barcelona’s homeless population, and advertising agency The Cyranos McCann have released five fonts made from the handwriting of homeless people. All money raised from the project goes to the Arrels Foundation, trying to help them achieve independence by offering accommodation, food and healthcare. You can purchase the fonts through homelessfonts.org.

The homeless people’s handwritten signs that are being turned into fonts.


Do fonts make any difference?

Cecil Adams (the world’s smartest man) was recently asked by David Powell of Columbus, Ohio:

Do fonts matter? That is, do they affect a reader’s perception of written material? I’m asking not so much about the extremes (e.g., a large font for headlines), but more about the emotional or psychological impact of the font’s design.

Be sure to read Cecil’s answer here: The Straight Dope: Do fonts make any difference?.