If Michelle Obama were a typeface, what would she be?

msou's picture

I'm looking for a serif face that expresses similar strength, grace, restraint. Thoughts?

metaspace's picture

Msou, you did pose an interesting question. I'm glad to be first one to respond.

My choice: Beorcana


blank's picture

Archer ;)

msou's picture

I knew you'd say archer, heh. How about other than HFJ?

Stephen Coles's picture

Beorcana is a good suggestion, though technically not a serif. I would go with FF Tisa or Swift.

Si_Daniels's picture

Michelle: Chicago Condensed 72pt
Barak: Chicago Regular 64pt

(yes I know these are not serifed)

david h's picture

TNC -- Times New Century

iffy's picture

If Obama is Gotham perhaps Michelle is Gotham rounded?

msou's picture

thanks for some great suggestions!

shielddesign's picture

If Obama is Gotham then maybe Michelle is Whitney?

Stephen Coles's picture

I think she's a little more pretty than Whitney, which is more of a casual workhorse.

pica pusher's picture

I'm liking Andrade but I've never used it myself. Anyone know if it's ok to work with?

(edit: explaining myself: she's too lithe to be old-style or transitional, too cosmopolitan to be slab, too strong and plainspoken for something whiskery like Didot. I'm trying desperately to work in a pun about arms. There!)

hrant's picture

Egyptian 505?

> I think she’s a little more pretty than Whitney

Actually I think for a black woman she's pretty homely.


Dan B.'s picture

That would only get Msou's work submitted to the Lack of Typographic Imagination pool ;)

Queneau's picture

For Michelle I'd go for Esprit:

or Pontifex:

For Barack perhaps Avenir:

or Stone Humanist:

cheerio Queneau

msou's picture

> @FeeltheKern
That would only get Msou’s work submitted to the Lack of Typographic Imagination pool ;)

I haven't actually said that I was shaping content about M.O., just that I am IDing type that embodies her qualities. ;)

That said, Michelle BF doesn't fit the bill.

FeeltheKern's picture

Sorry, should have included a winking smiley. I do love that illustration of a sultry woman of mystery, though.

Yehan's picture


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