How does someone go about picking fonts based on an emotion or mood? I’d like a header and body font that put forth an entertaining yet authoritative feel, but it seems like all the font factories out there want you to pick by serifs, stroke width or some other physical description of the font. I can’t seem to find anything where I could type a mood and get back suggestions. Any ideas where that might be possible?
How could one possibly select a typeface based on a mood? Each individual could react to it differently. It sounds like a client of yours is seeking this and gave you a poor description of what they want.
Authoritative sounds professional, so I would probably go with a serif. With “entertaining” mixed into it, I would go with a serif with swashes.