Favorite Font(s)

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by ham_man, May 4, 2005.

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    ham_man

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    I di some searching to make sure that this wasn't a repost, and the only thread that I found was this 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...
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
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    snkTab

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    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.
     
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    verdana
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Definitely Georgia. I love Georgia for normal fonts, and then I have a special fondness for Papyrus.
     
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    scem0

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    Verdana at small sizes

    and

    Garamond at Large Sizes

    scem0
     
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    homerjward

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    i love helvetica or didot--not sure if the last one's from iwork?
     
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    ravenvii

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    For websites I tend to use verdana.

    For stylistic things, I like papyrus and dark empire.
     
  9. Lau
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    For the main body of text I like Univers, Rotis Sans or Frutiger.

    Also, at the moment I have a slight Clarendon obsession.
     
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    Balin64

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    My current favorite:

    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. :)
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    I have a sans font which I like best for both print and screen: Skia
     

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  12. macrumors G3

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    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.
     
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    mad jew

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    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. :)
     
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    thequicksilver

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    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.)
     

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    MongoTheGeek

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    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.
     
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    iGary

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    Myriad Pro Semi-Bold

    Franklin Gothic

    Verdone
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    Skia
    Avenir

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

    Most of the time its a san serif, though

    D
     
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    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.
     
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    clayj

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    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.
     
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    Jaffa Cake

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    May I point you in the direction of this site. ;)

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

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    Priceless... :D

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

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    I love that site! I've been meaning to order a shirt or something, but I haven't gotten around to it. Someday...
     
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    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.
     
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    tech4all

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    Quick question

    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?
     

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