Number of fonts used in a map
Is there a rule of thumb limiting the number of different fonts one should use in a single map? In "Designing Better Maps", Cynthia Brewer suggests two; one serif and a complimentary sans serif. This seems a bit limited but I thought I would ask.
Mapping Center Answer:
Definitely yes--follow Dr. Brewer's suggestion. You might also find TypeBrewer (not a direct relative of Dr. Brewer's) useful as well. There's an old saying, that roughly goes: excellence in style cannot be taught, i.e., either you've got it, or you don't. In the end most people don't. So definitely follow the lead of people, like Dr. Brewer who clearly do.
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