In 2007 Calibri Times replaced New Roman as the default font in Microsoft Office. It has since become one of the most used fonts of all time. But Calibri is retiring next year, and Microsoft wants you to help decide which font to replace.
Microsoft knows that the next standard Office font will become an instant classic, as will Times New Roman and Calibri. So instead of choosing a new font itself, Microsoft is asking the Internet to help choose between five fonts: Bierstadt, Grandview, Seaford, Skeena, and Tenorite.
The five competing fonts were commissioned by Microsoft and cover a range of styles. Some, like Bierstadt, look like modern incantations of well-known fonts like Ariel, while others feel a little strange. Skeena is arguably the most eye-catching font in the series, with its snake-like, fluid style, although it may be a tad too energetic for a standard Office font.
So, which font do you like the most? You can tell Microsoft your opinion on Twitter, and even try the fonts for yourself after enabling Cloud Fonts in Microsoft 365. You can also learn more about the fonts and their artists in Microsoft’s recent blog post.