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By Christoph Ono, builder at GBKS, and tweetable at @GBKS.

How Typography Affects Conversions


What the 40,000 participants didn’t realize was that, while they were all presented with the same passage, it was in different typefaces. Six typefaces were utilized in this experiment: Baskerville, Helvetica, Comic Sans, Computer Modern, Georgia, and Trebuchet. The results showed that statements in Comic Sans inspired the highest amount of disagreement. Helvetica was not far behind. They failed to ignite the believability factor with the readers. The results showed that people were more likely to agree with the statement when presented in Baskerville.