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.

— Nancy

Nancy gets that look from Karen a lot.

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