For years I've been meaning to put together a "cheat sheet" of fonts and font alternatives for quick selection but never got around to it. Today I finally got so tired of Arial and Helvetica that I sat down to write a few out.
Of course, things are never that easy. I forgot to take into account how truly fascinating type is and how much I love fonts.
So, here is the result of my very enjoyable though brief excursion into typography. Each explanation should render in that particular font, if you have it installed.