Caecilia and the Kindle

apetickler's picture

I've always been fond of Caecilia.

I don't have a Kindle, but if I did, I wonder if I'd become so accustomed to seeing Caecilia on that little monochrome screen every day that it might start to look odd to me when I see it IRL. So ever since the first Kindle came out, I have an extra little hesitation to work through before using Caecilia in a project.

Am I being too sensitive?

Thomas Phinney's picture

Not at all. The associations a typeface carries are part of its overall impact and effect. That doesn't mean you shouldn't use Caecilia, but you should be aware of the added baggage from using "the Kindle font." Could be a bonus, could be a negative, depending on the situation.

Si_Daniels's picture

>I have an extra little hesitation to work through before using Caecilia in a project.

You're breaking my heart.

quadibloc's picture

>>I have an extra little hesitation to work through before using Caecilia in a project.

>You're breaking my heart.

And is your confidence also being shaken on a daily basis?

kentlew's picture

C’mon, you guys, you’re just going to confuse all the kids with your ancient references. ;-)

Karl Stange's picture

Am I being too sensitive?

This reminds me of something I encountered at school; people would love the little band they had discovered and be absolutely devoted to them until they became big or someone they did not like had heard of them, at which point they were dropped like tainted meat.

Ryan Maelhorn's picture

Wasn't this a Simon & Garfunkel song?

Thomas Phinney's picture

Yes, hence the lyric references from Si and quadibloc. (Si was not being sarcastic, though it might have sounded that way.)

quadibloc's picture

@Thomas Phinney:
(Si was not being sarcastic, though it might have sounded that way.)

Which was precisely why I felt a need to disambiguate the situation with an additional lyric reference.

However, the actual title of the Simon & Garfunkel song was Cecilia.

dstdenis's picture

I've used Kindles for awhile now, and I eventually grew tired of Caecilia. Overexposure, I guess.

Now I'm happy to see a few more typeface choices on the latest Kindle, plus the embedded fonts that some publishers are putting in their e-books. So, yes, when I see Caecilia IRL, I might recoil a bit. Maybe that's just me, though.

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