Trajan Is The Default Movie Font

Font geeks really hate it when a particular typeface reaches the point of passé. Prime examples include Papyrus, Arial, Times New Roman, and the dreaded Comic Sans. Kirby Ferguson despises a font used in most of the big-time Hollywood movies, Trajan. Like Times New Roman is the default font for Microsoft Word, Trajan is the default font for movies. It never really hit me before until Kirby put a bunch of movie posters side-by-side where it became painfully obvious. Watch the video below for a better idea:

It’s bad enough that movie plot lines are lacking creativity and freshness, but does movie typography have to follow suit?