Last week was a big week for Instagram. The social media platform released its clunky rip-off of TikTok called Reels, which was immediately met with bad reviews. However, Instagram also made four more fonts available for widespread use in stories. Now, this was news. Considering that the world is trudging through a pandemic, we’re about to enter into the most pivotal election of our time, and there is deep societal unrest, fonts are not the most pressing issue of our day, nor are they life altering. But we’ll take any chance we can to hyper-analyze trivial social media choices.
We all know font choice says a lot about a person. Times New Roman and Calibri are basically rival gangs in undergraduate English classes across the nation, and nothing outs you as uptight and petty quicker than having Century Gothic as your standard email font.