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Do Fonts Have a Psychology?

An interesting post about how fonts shape their content. So many parallels with other art forms, including music, a point I’ve made many times before.

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

One Response to Do Fonts Have a Psychology?

  1. Great example – as your own blog a while ago! We should keep on investigating how music shapes lyrics through its associations and how is perceived (while battling the questions whether that is valid objectively or not).

    Did you come across Jackson, Travis: Spooning Good, Singing Gum: Meaning, Association, and Interpretation in RockMusic.” Current Musicology 69:7-41 (2000) ?

    Is it worthwhile getting?

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