With the options offered by computers, never before have so many people had access to so many choices of typeface when writing a document. Yet some fonts remain more popular than others. Helvetica and Comic Sans took the world by storm yet we are still influenced by type choices made more than 500 years ago. We all have an opinion about fonts; we love or hate one or the other and most of us have a favourite we habitually use. But behind every typeface is the human story of its designer.