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New Font for Lawyers, Supposedly Makes Reading Law Easier

New Font for Lawyers, Supposedly Makes Reading Law Easier

Introducing Equity, the new font that is “inspired by legal typography and the needs of legal writers.”

The font designer wanted Equity, a serif typeface, to be every bit as space-efficient as Times New Roman, but a lot more readable–and a tad sexy. “I wanted Equity to be like a navy-blue Armani suit: a classic updated with contemporary virtues,” The designer says.

Compare "Equity" on the left with "Times New Roman" on the right.

We like the idea of a font that makes reading legalese easier. Sure, why not. Take a look at the font comparison – which side are your eyes drawn to? Is Equity that much easier to read? Will Equity take over Times New Roman’s role? Who knows.

The designer is convinced, though, that Equity will make at least a small difference. As he puts it: “Equity will make good legal writing easier to read, and bad legal writing easier to tolerate.”

 

Emily Condon

Emily Condon is originally from Scranton, PA and on fall Sundays you can find her waving her Terrible Towel at the local Steelers bar. Emily likes running, reading and rap music. Apparently she also likes alliteration. Emily hopes to pursue a career in trademarks and sports.