Phone: Hello, is that Mr Mansell?
Phone: It’s Sister xxxx here for Kings. I’m afraid I have some bad news.
Me: What’s the problem?
Phone: The consultant anaesthetist has looked at your pre-admission data and wants some further tests carried out before you can have your planned operation, so I am afraid we have had to cancel your operation scheduled for next Thursday.
Me: Oh no. Why?
Phone: Well your ECG and other data showed up some issues that the anaesthetist wants looked at by the cardiology team before any operation is carried out. He knows your bleeding badly but believes this is more important just now. So I have contacted your GP and asked him to refer you to the cardiology team as a matter of urgency.
Me: okay. [Thinking: SHIT, SHIT, SHIT…]
So I’ve retreated to my office and been wandering around the internet when I found myself landing on a post on the Aparrelized forum where a member was discussing suicide. One sentence really resonated with me. Cripplezilla said: “I fantasize of dying in my sleep”. As I thought about the words and how they appealed to me just now [Imagine, I would just go to bed tonight and not wake up tomorrow….] but I then thought about my MA and the final products. This got me thinking about formats and I ended up making a little image of the sentence in different typefaces.
These different typefaces work in very similar ways to photos in that the shapes evoke different senses. For example while the Calibri typeface presents itself as straightforward, simple and objective the (Prestige Elite std) typeface seems to be to present itself in a similar way, but offers a sort of old school sense because it reminds me of the older more simple printers (not quite dot matrix but that sort of thing) Then again Times New Roman seems much more flowery and fancy compared to the previous fonts.
I should use a font that is very clear and smooth. It should not be fancy or over stylised. My two favourite fonts are Calibri and Myriad Pro as they make reading easy and offer a clean simple typeface.