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.
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.”