Microsoft wants YOU to choose its new default font

Microsoft is getting a facelift in the form of a brand new default font, and it wants your help to choose one. But, before you envision the typographical equivalent of Boaty McBoatface (i.e. a public vote for Comic Sans), Microsoft has limited the options to a specially designed selection of five fonts.

In case you haven't been paying close attention, the current font is Calibri – a clear yet blend-into-the-background font, which is neither going to set the world alight nor be visually offensive. If it's your favourite, you don't need to panic though, as it'll still be available to use in Microsoft's Office apps. Do you want to give a project a new look? Try our list of free fonts.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.