Centaur in The Sea of Monsters

August 12th, 2010 by

Hello. My name is Nancy, and I have a confession to make.

I’m a font nerd. A lettering geek. A typophile. (This last term could be interpreted as someone who enjoys typos, which is just plain wrong.)

Basically, I’ll pay special attention to what kind of font was used when I look at posters, movie credits, books, and more.

So imagine by utter delight when I was flipping through Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2: The Sea of Monsters and happened to see:

Photograph of the copyright page in The Sea of Monsters.

“This book is set in 13-point Centaur MT.”

Teeheeeheeee! Get it? The font is Centaur, just like Chiron! I thought it was pretty ingenious and immediately told Karen. Her response was a facial expression like this:

Meaning, she was not impressed.

โ€” Nancy

Nancy gets that look from Karen a lot.

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3 Responses

  • Hahaha me writes:
    August 13th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I am a font nerd too. My favorite fonts are Garamond, Goudy Old Style, High Tower Text and Palatino Linotype.
    I don’t like Times New Roman. It takes me ten minutes to decide what font a paper for school should be when I’m writing it before I settle on…Times New Roman.
    I’m speaking a foreign language. I apologize.
    I never noticed the “centaur and Chiron” thing. I don’t like Centaur MT because it looks weird in Italics.
    I am officially an alien.

    • Nancy from Kidsmomo writes:
      August 13th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

      I’m like an uber-alien then, since I DID noticed the Centaur and Chrion thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ebolafighter writes:
    December 2nd, 2014 at 6:26 am

    I checked out da font.
    it is sick! (really good)

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