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ham_man
May 4, 2005, 10:33 PM
I di some searching to make sure that this wasn't a repost, and the only thread that I found was this (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=11923&highlight=favorite+font) one. It was in the archives, so I figured that I would start a new one, as I have always been curious about what fonts people use when they write papers and what not.

Personally, I prefer Garamond...



dotdotdot
May 4, 2005, 10:37 PM
Well I am a windows user and love the font in the Finder bar in Macs...

But I like Myriad Pro, Lucida MAC, Lucida Grande, Eyechart, and Trebuchet MS.

snkTab
May 4, 2005, 11:24 PM
Serif - Garamond Pro
Sans - Myriad Pro

On windows (or... stuff I need to be compatable)
I use Century Gothic for excel and garamond regular (yuck, but eh) for word. Century Gothic is less readible than arial, but at least it's stock with windows and I think the little boy has charm.

Lucida Grande is on my fallen fonts list. It used to be my favorite. Now I sorta avoid it.... except that I use it as my first choice font in all my web papges.

CubaTBird
May 4, 2005, 11:27 PM
verdana

sarae
May 4, 2005, 11:48 PM
Definitely Georgia. I love Georgia for normal fonts, and then I have a special fondness for Papyrus.

scem0
May 5, 2005, 12:02 AM
Verdana at small sizes

and

Garamond at Large Sizes

scem0

homerjward
May 5, 2005, 12:05 AM
i love helvetica or didot--not sure if the last one's from iwork?

ravenvii
May 5, 2005, 01:13 AM
For websites I tend to use verdana.

For stylistic things, I like papyrus and dark empire.

Lau
May 5, 2005, 03:29 AM
For the main body of text I like Univers, Rotis Sans or Frutiger.

Also, at the moment I have a slight Clarendon obsession.

Balin64
May 5, 2005, 04:15 AM
Berthold Cosmos. Cool font.

I also love Myriad Pro: but do not use it; it's EVERYWHERE since Apple adopted it.

Just like Apple Garamond before that....

Oh well: most Graphics professionals follow Apple I suppose.

My friend created a font I use quite a bit: it's a form of Stone and it is very pretty. :)

Mitthrawnuruodo
May 5, 2005, 04:47 AM
I have a sans font which I like best for both print and screen: Skia

iGav
May 5, 2005, 05:56 AM
I'm very much a fan of clean san-serifs, such as Helvetica, Univers (55 and 65), Avant Garde and Akzidenz Grotesk.

When it comes to serifs, well Bembo is probably my favourite, clean and elegant, and nicely weighted.

mad jew
May 5, 2005, 06:00 AM
Geneva.


I have dreams at night about Geneva. It's off in the distance (9 point) in white with a simple blue background (kind of similar to the Panther Aqua desktop I suppose.) It calls out to me... "mad jew, mad jew..." and then it's voice trails off into the distance. It's a very disconcerting dream. I think I'm in love. :)

thequicksilver
May 5, 2005, 06:04 AM
I'm no designer, but do take quite a bit of interest in typography. (To the point where at the moment, my entertainment on the bus is looking at shop signs and seeing if I know the name of the font…)

Anyway, my favourites are attached (Optima, Apple Garamond Light, Skia, Futura.)

MongoTheGeek
May 5, 2005, 07:21 AM
As someone who works with fonts and deals with fonts, including other peoples fonts, just let me say that I hate them with the blinding white heat of a thousand suns. They are the bane of my existence. I have seen atrocities on typesetting caused by fonts. Gratuitous ligatures with poor kerning around them causing the read to come to a full stop mid word.

I have seen bastardized Helvetica's that claimed to be normal Helvetica, same name, same foundry, same id, radically different kerning. Indistinguishable in the software.

I've seen machines with 4 versions of Helvetica and which one you got was the luck of the draw.

Every time I hear "Its only Helvetica" I want to kill someone.

Then there are all the little specialized fonts. What do you mean you don't have ITC Franklin Belbo Gothic Extra Semi-Bold Oblique?

The closest thing there is to a font that I like is Monaco.

tobefirst
May 5, 2005, 08:16 AM
Two words: Comic Sans. (: Hahahaha...just kidding.

Seriously though, I'd have to say my personal favorite is Eurostile Extended #2. I don't like it as much as I used to, but nothing else better comes to mind, so I'll just stick with it.

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/linotype/eurostile/extended-2/mac-t1/112081/

iGary
May 5, 2005, 08:20 AM
Myriad Pro Semi-Bold

Franklin Gothic

Verdone

Mr. Anderson
May 5, 2005, 08:36 AM
Skia
Avenir

are two of my favorites right now - but it changes.

Most of the time its a san serif, though

D

makisushi
May 5, 2005, 09:25 AM
I am probably talking out my butt, so take this with a grain of salt.
Technically you are talking about Typefaces.
Fonts are the different styles within each typeface (bold, italics, condensed...).


I was a heavy user of the Helvetica typeface, especially the Helvetica condensed family.

clayj
May 5, 2005, 12:05 PM
My favorite typeface that I actually use is Futura. My overall favorite, which I don't actually use because it costs so damn much, is Meta (which Trebuchet MS resembles). Some of the new Microsoft fonts (Segoe, etc.) look really nice, too.

Jaffa Cake
May 5, 2005, 01:35 PM
Two words: Comic Sans. (: Hahahaha...just kidding.May I point you in the direction of this (http://www.bancomicsans.com/) site. ;)

Personally, you can't go wrong with Gill. And there's nothing nicer than a lowercase Baskerville 'g'...

Mitthrawnuruodo
May 5, 2005, 02:09 PM
May I point you in the direction of this (http://www.bancomicsans.com/) site. ;)Priceless... :D

I want one of those t-shirts... :cool:

tobefirst
May 5, 2005, 02:56 PM
May I point you in the direction of this (http://www.bancomicsans.com/) site. ;)


I love that site! I've been meaning to order a shirt or something, but I haven't gotten around to it. Someday...

Awimoway
May 6, 2005, 03:36 AM
Interstate Black Condensed and Interstate Bold Condensed have really grown on me. We use them at work. For a serif font, Globe Madison Light is nice.

tech4all
May 6, 2005, 07:56 PM
I should put this in the Web Design forum, but this is close enough to this topic.

From what I understand there are only a limited amount of fonts that can be used in web browsers. So why is it that I (and others here) can use other fonts that are the typical "web fonts"?

Like Century Gothic isn't a typical "web font" (at least I don't think it is). So could you code in the HTML any font you want and if that person has that font on their system it can be viewed?

JonMaker
May 6, 2005, 09:14 PM
My favourite all-round font is Optima (for general use).
My favourite monospace font (terminal, guitar tabs, ascii art &c) is Courier, however I use Scrawl on my Linux box.
My favourite serif font is Baskerville.

I hate times/tnr, but my disgust for those fonts doesn't hold a candle to my "intense dislike" of comic sans.

It's just my luck that one of my profs' favourite font is comic sans :mad: , and all work for a certain course i'm taking has to be done in times (on pain of major point loss :mad: ).

Awimoway
May 7, 2005, 01:20 AM
My favourite all-round font is Optima (for general use).

Mmmm, that's a good one.

dops7107
May 7, 2005, 01:53 PM
Personally, my faves are:

Serif: Utopia Std (see attached)
Sans: Gill Sans & Myriad Pro

In combination these look very professional in my opinion. Being a recent Mac switcher, it was only recently that i noticed Apple use Myriad Pro as their "corporate" typeface.

jdechko
Jun 1, 2005, 02:20 PM
Calvin and Hobbes... :D

Always wanted to turn in a term paper written like that....

MontyZ
Jun 1, 2005, 11:16 PM
My favorite typefaces are:

Officina Sans
Not too pretty, but, very readable and works in large and small sizes.

DINS Schrift (the Mittelschrift version)
A great all-caps display font.

Minion Pro (prefer the Multiple-Master version)
For me, the most elegant of the serif typefaces. MUCH nicer than Times.

Futura
Dell did to this what Microsoft did to Franklin Gothic, but, I still like it.

Another typeface I use often is Helvetic Neue. It's more of a workhorse typeface, but, it's simplicity works well for many projects.

neildmitchell
Jun 2, 2005, 12:47 AM
Suitcase is font porn!:D
Favs are, but not limited to Garamond Optima Manson Palatino Sabon

I finally got to use Zapfino the other month! Wedding Invite

lazyboy922
Jun 5, 2005, 10:10 PM
I love trade gothic condensed no. 20.

Mike Teezie
Jun 28, 2005, 12:53 PM
Minion Pro (prefer the Multiple-Master version)
For me, the most elegant of the serif typefaces. MUCH nicer than Times.



Wow, I really like that for a serif font.

I love myriad, but don't use it as much anymore, as it's everywhere now. That's not a bad thing though, its a beautiful font.

I really enjoy using Lucida Grande, and Helvetica as well.

iGav, do you have an example of Bembo?

Lacero
Jun 28, 2005, 12:56 PM
ATC Flamingo - similar to Arial Light, but much more refined
Scriptina - My favorite calligraphy font, very stylish with bold ligatures

20rogersc
Jun 28, 2005, 01:22 PM
That ATC Flamingo is really nice, I prefer it to Arial as well.

Another favourite of mine is Chicargo, a really nice font that comes with macs, very modern.

::20ROGERSC::

Omen88
Jun 28, 2005, 01:42 PM
For serif: Palatino (in LaTeX) and Garamond
Sans serif: Optima

Comic sans makes my blood boil..

PBGPowerbook
Jun 28, 2005, 02:49 PM
futura of course

monke
Jul 6, 2005, 04:52 PM
Calvin and Hobbes... :D

Always wanted to turn in a term paper written like that....

Yes, that is something i wish to do one day also.

MacSA
Jul 7, 2005, 08:00 AM
Hi, which fonts come pre-installed when you buy a Mac?

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jul 7, 2005, 08:30 AM
Hi, which fonts come pre-installed when you buy a Mac?Mac OS X 10.4: Font list (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301332)

iMacZealot
Jul 10, 2005, 01:11 AM
I tend to use a lot of simplistic sans-serif fonts. I prefer Helvetica for writing school papers, Lucida Grande for paper graphic design, and I've begun to start using Helvetica Neue Light for my movie productions, along with Lucida Grande. As for general a general 'fun' font, I like to go back to Classic Mac OS and use Textile. And, when I get a little bored of all of these, I use Trebuchet. Geneva is a good font for fine print.

Can anyone recommend a good serif font other than Times New Roman? Times New Roman reminds me too much of my PC days. Ick.

inlimbo
Jul 10, 2005, 02:03 AM
I should put this in the Web Design forum, but this is close enough to this topic.

From what I understand there are only a limited amount of fonts that can be used in web browsers. So why is it that I (and others here) can use other fonts that are the typical "web fonts"?

Like Century Gothic isn't a typical "web font" (at least I don't think it is). So could you code in the HTML any font you want and if that person has that font on their system it can be viewed?

Im not sure. If the person viewing the page has the font then I think they will see it. But I don't know if some web browsers might automatically convert some non-typical fonts into typical ones (i.e. ariel or times new roman). If they don;t have the font on their system then they won't see it of course.

Omen88
Jul 10, 2005, 03:34 AM
I tend to use a lot of simplistic sans-serif fonts. I prefer Helvetica for writing school papers, Lucida Grande for paper graphic design, and I've begun to start using Helvetica Neue Light for my movie productions, along with Lucida Grande. As for general a general 'fun' font, I like to go back to Classic Mac OS and use Textile. And, when I get a little bored of all of these, I use Trebuchet. Geneva is a good font for fine print.

Can anyone recommend a good serif font other than Times New Roman? Times New Roman reminds me too much of my PC days. Ick.

For a clean serif font, I recommend Palatino.

20rogersc
Jul 10, 2005, 08:34 AM
Hi, which fonts come pre-installed when you buy a Mac?
Don't worry about the fonts that come with mac, there are still tons that you can downlaod/buy from the internet, giving you a wide range of choice.

::20ROGERSC::

MontyZ
Jul 14, 2005, 04:35 AM
Im not sure. If the person viewing the page has the font then I think they will see it. But I don't know if some web browsers might automatically convert some non-typical fonts into typical ones (i.e. ariel or times new roman). If they don;t have the font on their system then they won't see it of course.
The font will only display in the browser if it is installed on the viewer's computer. If not, then a different font will be used instead. Good web coders should specify a list of fonts to use like this: Georgia, Times Roman, serif. So, if the visitor doesn't have Georgia, the browser will attempt to use Times Roman. If Times Roman isn't available, it will just use the generic system serif font.

HMoth84
Dec 26, 2007, 02:38 PM
Century Gothic is less readible than arial, but at least it's stock with windows and I think the little boy has charm.

I'm glad that I'm not the only one that isn't repulsed by Century Gothic :)

I want to add a vote for Garamond Pro and Gotham.

JasonElise1983
Dec 26, 2007, 02:55 PM
San-Serif:
Helvetica & Helvetica Neue
Univers
Akzidenz Grotesk
Swiss
Futura
Myriad Pro

Serif:
Goudy Old Style
Palatino
Minion Pro
Footlight
Didot

Script:
FrenchScript
Fling
Burgues

Slab Serif:
Rockwell
Prestige Elite

Decorative:
Burbank
Alba
this one can go on forever...

-JE

yeroen
Dec 26, 2007, 04:19 PM
Well, the original posters dig against Comic Sans was 2 1/2 years ago, but the sentiment is, I think, still relevant and shared by many.

So for you, I submit the following from the Achewood comic strip:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2237/2138782697_8fcbbeefa1_o.jpg

byakuya
Dec 26, 2007, 04:21 PM
My personal favorite is verdana

davisjw
Dec 26, 2007, 04:41 PM
Hey,

Thanks all for contributing to this thread! I'm only 20 so I haven't a favorite font just yet but I'm finally appreciating fonts beyond Times!

I know a few have specified but what's everyone's favorite font that follows the idea of the universal appeal of Times that you can write papers/ pamphlets/ etc with but doesn't have the staleness of Times?

Trying to build my font library and looking for some solid fonts to start off with!

ezekielrage_99
Dec 26, 2007, 06:21 PM
Century Gothic (I know there are people who hate it)
Verlag

iMacZealot
Dec 26, 2007, 07:15 PM
Century Gothic (I know there are people who hate it)
Verlag

I love Century Gothic.

Oh, and I wanted to share my favorite decorative font: Akka. I can't stop using it.

ezekielrage_99
Dec 26, 2007, 09:12 PM
I love Century Gothic.

Me too :cool:

If you love Century Gothic, Verlag is also a very nice alternative as well, there are some very nice fonts from here (http://www.typography.com/fonts/index.php) as well but they are a little price but worth it.

wshld
Dec 27, 2007, 11:26 AM
Serif - GEORGIA

Sans-Serif - Myriad Pro

jSunbeam
Dec 27, 2007, 08:58 PM
news gothic mt.

ftw.

JFreak
Dec 28, 2007, 07:02 AM
If something doesn't look good with these, it will have to be re-designed ;)

EDIT: here's a pic (each 18p regular)

iGav
Dec 28, 2007, 12:36 PM
I'm only 20 so I haven't a favorite font just yet

In which case, The Bureau For Good Taste In Type (e.g. me) assigns Helvetica as your favourite typeface. ;) :D

fluidedge
Dec 28, 2007, 04:33 PM
what is actually wrong with using comic sans?

Iscariot
Dec 28, 2007, 11:23 PM
what is actually wrong with using comic sans?

Comic Sans is the red-headed stepchild of typography. It's much maligned, but I doubt many of the haters actually know why. In the words of it's creator: “If you love it, you don’t know much about typography and if you hate it you really don’t know much about typography either and you should get another hobby.”

Comic Sans was designed for a very specific product, and to that end, it served it's purpose remarkably well. However, it was never intended for general use. There's nothing wrong with it per se, but because of it's unique nature it is probably the most ubiquitous example of a "type crime".

Unless you're planning on bringing back Microsoft Bob, I wouldn't use it.

ezekielrage_99
Dec 30, 2007, 06:50 PM
If something doesn't look good with these, it will have to be re-designed ;)

EDIT: here's a pic (each 18p regular)

Myriad, Optima and Gill Sans are always a good choice, thanks for the image it looks good to compare the fonts like that :cool:

davisjw
Dec 30, 2007, 11:26 PM
If something doesn't look good with these, it will have to be re-designed ;)

EDIT: here's a pic (each 18p regular)

I do like that Cochin.. Where'd you pick it up?

waynesun
Dec 31, 2007, 12:46 PM
Helvetica Neue, Futura, DIN, Marke Eigenbau, and Semplice Regular :)

I should put this in the Web Design forum, but this is close enough to this topic.

From what I understand there are only a limited amount of fonts that can be used in web browsers. So why is it that I (and others here) can use other fonts that are the typical "web fonts"?

Like Century Gothic isn't a typical "web font" (at least I don't think it is). So could you code in the HTML any font you want and if that person has that font on their system it can be viewed?


Yes, you can use IFR (Inman Flash Replacement) to render your own fonts onto websites.

Mitthrawnuruodo
Dec 31, 2007, 12:55 PM
Yes, you can use IFR (Inman Flash Replacement) to render your own fonts onto websites....or sIFR (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sifr) as some call it... ;) :)

benpatient
Dec 31, 2007, 03:19 PM
I keep going back to Avenir and Minion Pro.

For some reason, I just can't let them go.

Minion Pro I don't think has any flaws. Avenir is pedestrian, but every time I use something else, I'm annoyed.

I also used Zapfino on my wedding stuff.

So many alternates! That was fun. I'm not sure we used the same glyph twice.

astrostu
Dec 31, 2007, 03:32 PM
For fun fonts, I'm a huge fan of Zapfino, Herculanum, Braganza and to a lesser extent these days (because it's been so bastardized in signage) Papyrus. For fun labeling, I sometimes use JazzText. Oh, and Dorovar.

For more normal fonts, I like Adobe Garamond, Baskerville, and I use Arial Rounded MT Bold when making illustrations. For general papers, I stick with Times.

shecky
Dec 31, 2007, 03:59 PM
Sabon
Garamond 3

Thesis The Mix, The Sans and the Serif
Avenir
Prensa
Verlag
Gotham
Helvetica Neue

Z.Beeblebrox
Jan 2, 2008, 12:09 PM
My college typography professor would threaten us with violence if we used a pre-installed or system typeface in class. Brings back memories. There were some kids in there with us that just loved Courier. I wonder what they're doing for a job nowadays...

I prefer clean, simplistic and slender sans serif typefaces:
Helvectica Neue
Universe
Century Gothic
Avant Garde

As for serif typefaces:
Goudy
Baskerville
Copperplate
Bodoni (display text only)

dmr727
Jan 2, 2008, 01:58 PM
This is an Apple forum and therefore the ONLY acceptable answers should be selected from the below list:

Athens
Chicago
Geneva
London
New York
San Francisco
Toronto
Venice


:) :)

Claytoniss
Jan 4, 2008, 11:05 AM
I never ever use names of american cities as a font.

Also am I the only one who hates Papyrus more than anything in the world. Oh I hate it soo much!!!

utopia, century gothic.

madfresh
Jan 4, 2008, 09:11 PM
Geo Sans Light

I prefer sans serif over serif.

d_and_n5000
Jan 4, 2008, 11:31 PM
I'm particularly fond of Calibri for everyday typing.

It works well in IM as well, I've noticed, as its very clear, yet its distinctive(well, at least among my friends, whom all use Arial or Courier New exclusively).

Xeem
Jan 6, 2008, 12:56 AM
I've always been a huge fan of Hermann Zapf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Zapf) fonts.

Z.Beeblebrox
Jan 7, 2008, 10:36 AM
Also am I the only one who hates Papyrus more than anything in the world. Oh I hate it soo much!!!

Oh how do I hate Papyrus, let me count the ways... I hate you as fake logos on business cards, I hate you when you're used as 9pt. body text, I hate you on every single label at an arts and crafts fair, I hate you on every other start-up website, I hate you on baby, bridal shower and party invites, I hate you on resumés, I hate you on three out of four PowerPoint presentations and I especially hate you on on home-made, store-boxed wedding invitations.

Ok, I think that's out of my system now.

Claytoniss
Jan 7, 2008, 05:30 PM
Oh how do I hate Papyrus, let me count the ways... I hate you as fake logos on business cards, I hate you when you're used as 9pt. body text, I hate you on every single label at an arts and crafts fair, I hate you on every other start-up website, I hate you on baby, bridal shower and party invites, I hate you on resumés, I hate you on three out of four PowerPoint presentations and I especially hate you on on home-made, store-boxed wedding invitations.

Ok, I think that's out of my system now.

*shivers after reading post*

ezekielrage_99
Jan 7, 2008, 07:29 PM
Oh how do I hate Papyrus, let me count the ways... I hate you as fake logos on business cards, I hate you when you're used as 9pt. body text, I hate you on every single label at an arts and crafts fair, I hate you on every other start-up website, I hate you on baby, bridal shower and party invites, I hate you on resumés, I hate you on three out of four PowerPoint presentations and I especially hate you on on home-made, store-boxed wedding invitations.

Ok, I think that's out of my system now.

Papyrus, Chalkboard, Cocktail and Comics Sans would have to MY MOST HATED FONTS.

I have lost count of how many times clients have requested for me to use these particular fonts in jobs (and I wont use them), they look crap and for some inane reason client are drawn to them like Paris Hilton to STDs.

If I could build a time machine and destroy the people who made these god awful abominations to the design industry I would.

SkyBell
Jan 7, 2008, 07:31 PM
Man, I'm gonna get flamed for this.

Comic Sans MS

Shotgun OS
Jan 7, 2008, 09:44 PM
Futura is my favorite. I also like Zapfino and Century Gothic. I also like a crappy font called Pixel. :P

chaosbunny
Jan 8, 2008, 01:14 PM
Mine is "Fago", even named my cat after it :)

Claytoniss
Jan 8, 2008, 01:29 PM
Mine is "Fago", even named my cat after it :)

Thats Awesome, actualy seems like a lot of one word fonts are cat names. ;)

My cats name was bacon :D

dizastor
Jan 8, 2008, 01:37 PM
Sans
DIN, Avenir, Frutiger, Agenda

Serif
Sabon, Garamond Pro

mojopixel
Sep 25, 2009, 03:31 PM
Avant Garde
Gotham
Helvetica
Avenir

Sabon
Stempel Garamond
Mrs Eaves

:)

Jim Campbell
Sep 26, 2009, 05:46 PM
Wow! Twenty-one month necropost!

My font preferences have become rather specialist since I managed to get enough work to become a full-time comic book letterer!

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb36/jimcampbell2000/comicfonts.png

Cheers!

Jim

Forsaken
Jan 8, 2010, 10:56 PM
Super necro!

Arial (usually Narrow) deserves respect even though there's a lot of idiots that abuse it.
Helvetica
Akzidenz-Grotesk certainly.
Futura
Univers
Museo Sans
MGOpen Moderna is incredible but spaced tightly for a gothic font.

"But whatta 'bout serif faces?"

Serifs are often schlocky and unmemorable. Lemme go through Font Book and find a serif that doesn't suck.
Georgia
Goudy Bookletter 1911
OFL Sorts Mill Goudy
The non-schlocky Bodoni faces.
Museo Slab and regular Museo

and anything else Jos has made.

tsd
Jan 12, 2010, 01:51 PM
Favorite typefaces:
Optima Bold Italic 18 pt
Helvetica Neue Ultralight Italic 16 pt
Delicious Heavy, any pt

Favorite fonts:
MuseoSans
Museo
Museo Slab
Archer
Gotham (overuse notwithstanding)
Bree
Ronnia
Skolar
Meta
AvantGarde Gothic Pro with the original ligatures

NXTMIKE
Jan 12, 2010, 06:34 PM
I'm really a Helvetica Neue person with the tracking decreased quite noticeably.


Any minimalist sans-serif font is OK with me, but other than Helvetica Neue I have no literal favourite font, as some could be horrible for one project, and others could be more than ideal for another.
:)

Forsaken
Jan 12, 2010, 09:16 PM
Favorite typefaces:
Optima Bold Italic 18 pt
Helvetica Neue Ultralight Italic 16 pt
Delicious Heavy, any pt

Favorite fonts:
MuseoSans
Museo
Museo Slab
Archer
Gotham (overuse notwithstanding)
Bree
Ronnia
Skolar
Meta
AvantGarde Gothic Pro with the original ligatures
Your list of fonts is actually a list of faces, and your list of favorite typefaces is a list of fonts.

Great choices, though.

Melrose
Jan 12, 2010, 09:29 PM
Serif: Day Roman, Riven, Garamond Pro

Sans-serif: Helvetica Neue (overused, I know, but so good when used appropriately) & Univers.

To be honest, I don't use one font more than another because it's a favourite - I decide each project as it comes and use what suits it best. :)

tsd
Jan 14, 2010, 08:40 AM
Your list of fonts is actually a list of faces, and your list of favorite typefaces is a list of fonts.

Great choices, though.

Thanks!
A font is the packaged collection of glyphs. A typeface is the design of the constituent elements within a font. Therefore, I like the design of Helvetica Neue Ultralight Italic, but I don't like the rest of the font that is Helvetica Neue. A good analogy is that a typeface is like a song, while a font is like an album/CD. You buy a CD which contains lots of different songs. You buy a font which contains lots of different typeface/glyph designs. I stand by my definitions.

Forsaken
Jan 14, 2010, 04:23 PM
Thanks!
A font is the packaged collection of glyphs. A typeface is the design of the constituent elements within a font. Therefore, I like the design of Helvetica Neue Ultralight Italic, but I don't like the rest of the font that is Helvetica Neue. A good analogy is that a typeface is like a song, while a font is like an album/CD. You buy a CD which contains lots of different songs. You buy a font which contains lots of different typeface/glyph designs. I stand by my definitions.
I've always gone by the reverse of your analogy, but that's a whole other thread.

megjas
Jan 31, 2010, 04:21 PM
I never ever use names of american cities as a font.

Also am I the only one who hates Papyrus more than anything in the world. Oh I hate it soo much!!!

utopia, century gothic.

Great Response! I've been designing since 1989 and was surprised at how many people listed these fonts! I had this one creative director who absolutely banned any fonts that were named after cities...period. Also the use of most free fonts...most pre-press depts. prefer that you stay within the Adobe library...which with over 2,000 fonts plenty to choose from!

Univers is an excellent font...especially if you have the sub-fonts as well.

Elixer
Feb 1, 2010, 07:31 AM
It's so hard to pick but here are a few of my favorites.

Myriad Pro
Bauhaus
Trajan Pro (Yeah, I know it's popular with the movies, over use a side I love it)
Adobe Garamond Pro

rk1228
Feb 1, 2010, 01:05 PM
My favorite is TAHOMA.

Sketh
Feb 1, 2010, 08:36 PM
I like Baruta, it's the font I use for my "companies" logo.


http://i47.tinypic.com/2m6u543.gif

And for posterity, here's my little logo icon guy, I named him Stachio.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y42/skeththefraud/Devka-1.png