Quick Tip: Use a limited number of typefaces, fonts, and font variations

Each time a new typeface, font, or font variation is encountered, the reader’s mind must build a map or model of the characters and patterns to then more quickly parse words and process meaning. This requires cognitive effort and time. If the typeface is already familiar, this overhead is reduced.


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