Been doing diagrams for a research paper and for some reason I challenged myself about why I’m using a big slab humanist font for the title of in my diagrams. Here is a screen grab of a diagram that I was doing today. It looks tidy and presentable
If I take the font I’m using in the title and change it to “Light” then the diagram becomes more balanced. The extra white space opens up the image and title doesn’t overpower the graphic.
That decision is a personal choice, to some extent, but I could use some input to get a wider range of opinions.
So I asked the question on twitter and most people agreed that a slab font is the better choice since it highlights the picture. It seems that most people like the slab font:
But there was something niggling me about using slab fonts. The heading is just so strong that it overpowers the image and I wondered what would happen in a document. In the diagram below I feel that the slab font is overpowering the flow of the when wrapped into a page format. The size of the heading overpowers the writing that is around it.
I’ve decided to go with thin font so that it doesn’t over run page layout and doesn’t interrup the reading flow by the audience.
But I wonder what your opinion is ? Would be interested in your opinions onslab or thin fonts in the diagram.