Matthew Butterick reviews the typography and design of the websites for the top Democratic candidates in 2020:
For those who think it trivializes our political process to judge candidates by their typography — what would you prefer we scrutinize? Qualifications? Ground into dust during the last election. Issues? Be my guest. Whether a candidate will ever fulfill a certain campaign promise about a certain issue is conjectural.
But typography — that’s a real decision candidates have to make today, with real money and real consequences. And if I can’t trust you to pick some reasonable fonts and colors, then why should I trust you with the nuclear codes?
I largely agree with Butterick’s assessments, and where I don’t agree, I find his arguments persuasive.