If US Presidential Candidates Were Fonts
For this post, I wanted to find which fonts best match the 2016 presidential candidates. This list is not comprehensive. Instead, I used the current front runners and researched their defining qualities to match these with the font that best represents them. The pairings don’t reflect their physical characteristics, instead focusing on their personal traits.
I should mention that the pairings highlight the opinion of the media and popular articles/videos on the internet, since that is where the lion’s share of the research was done. I, of course, don’t know any of these candidates personally and tried to reflect only the results of my research and not personal biases.
Font choice: Freight Display Pro Semibold
Hillary’s career guided this pairing; drawing from her start as a lawyer after an extensive education, which has fed into her many years as a dedicated career politician.
Keywords: Lawyer, educated, determined, experienced.
Font choice: Prosto Sans Black
Prosto Sans matched Bernie Sander’s determined and idealist personality. It is an approachable font that is underpinned with clarity and quirkiness.
Keywords: Activist, progressivist, grassroot, non militant
Font choice:American Chromatic
American Chromatic seemed to match more than just his personality, but also Trump’s patriotism and political views. He has captured thousands with the idea that political correctness has no place in our society. American Chromatic also fits Trump’s past experiences in entertainment.
Keywords: Businessmen, pompous, funny, personality
Font choice: Museo Sans Rounded 700
Museo, like the Bush family, is like a repeating work horse. They both carry forward their experiences and lessons, looking to shape their impression on their listeners. Furthermore, they have a familiarity that is easy to return to, but not always the best to return to.
Keywords: family, honest, legacy, experienced, nice
Font choice: Times New Roman Italic
Kasich, like Times New Roman, is qualified, prestigious, well-crafted, and sometimes arrogant. Both could benefit from a vacation.
Keywords: Qualified, by-the-book, blunt-spoken, arrogant
Font choice: Ubuntu Light
With hard edges and sharp corners, Ubuntu seemed like the ideal match for Ted Cruz, a fiercely conservative, and stubbornly focused individual.
Keywords: Focused, stubborn, intelligent, conservative