What font are you currently in love with?

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  1. macrumors 68020

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    I go through different phases of fonts. I have a relationship with a font or several fonts at any given time.

    Right now, I'm in love with Interstate. However, I don't have Interstate, which sort of bothers me. So, I've been using Trebuchet, in bold and capitals.

    What font are you currently in love with?
     
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    design-is

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    I'm the same :)

    Used to have a thing for Minion back in when I was in university... and after a while of loving various sans serifs, I've come back to that style. Currently I have a thing for Arno - a similar typeface from Adobe.
     
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    Scepticalscribe

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    Agree re Arno, it's a lovely and elegant font. Normally, for work, I use Times New Roman, clear, legible, sensible - but I also use Garamond, quite a bit, too. If you like the appearance of old-world elegance, but wish to use a font that is still clean and classy, it's worth having a look at it.
     
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    revenuee

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    give me comic sans or give me death :)

    verdana, lucidia grand/sans, Geneva (if set it right), and off-course gills sans

    these I use for own rough drafts or notes


    unfortunately, the majority of the word reads a serif font better so any of my written submissions i use garamont or minion --- IF i don't have to use Times/Times new roman
     
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    design-is

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    I've had a thing for Garamond & Gill Sans in the past :rolleyes: lol
     
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    ^^(two posts above, the post directly above appeared too quickly)^^

    Callisto is also a good serif font. I use it in all of my themed avatars, as my corporate font, and occasionally some papers for school (though oftentimes they must be in times or else..)
     
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    revenuee

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    both of those fonts have a rich history --- particularly Gill Sans -- I feel like i'm connected with designers of the past when I use it
     
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    Belly-laughs

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    Dax and Corisande grotesques. I agree, Arno is a lovely serif typeface.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    I have a thing for Garamond at the moment. I never liked Trebuchet, I don't like the g or the splayed m.

    Helvetica is always a frequently used font of mine for obvious reasons.
     
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    A colleague loves Bookman Oldstyle, but I have loved Garamond ever since I first came across it a few years ago in a beautiful edition of Dante's Divine Comedy, the timeless classical elegance of which the publishers wished to celebrate by deliberately printing it in a genuinely old font. Agree re the sense of connection with history when lovely old fonts are used.

    Fifteen years ago the choice on computers was pretty much limited to Arial, Courier, and Times, and I was more than happy to use Times in that context. However, I'd still argue that Times is a lot better - and cleaner looking - than Arial as a sort of industrial default; Arial is, to my mind, a perfectly horrible font, and it is used far too often through laziness, inertia, or simply the fact that its location in the alphabet placed it first on the font list and many companies and government and other bureaucratic bodies have unimaginatively used it and insisted on its use throughout the company ever since.

    Palermo and Verdana are also nice clean fonts.
     
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    revenuee

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    As i've mentioned I love Verdana

    but arial has some variations that i just can't resist like Arial Black or Arial Rounded MT

    never my first choice -- but I won't ignore them either
     
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    I am pretty "constant" in my love for my favourite fonts. :D

    Gill Sans, Neue Helvetica and ITC Garamond.

    I like the look of Arno though…
     
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    steveash

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    Oh you guys are just crazy! All that wild Times, Helvetica and Verdana stuff!

    Like a lot of designers I had a thing for Affair a while back but starting to feel that it's been overused after Veer pushing it so much.

    Right now I am using Leitura (sans and serif) a lot and have a thing for Ayres Royal although may have difficulty in finding a genuine use for it.

    Interestingly, I was talking to the employer of the guy who created Comic Sans. He apparently gets hate mail for it. A bit uncalled for really as it's the inappropriate use rather than the font that is the real problem.
     
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    fluidedge

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    Comic sans has (or had) it's uses. It's not a bad font in my opinion - it's just when it's used for a "No Smoking" sign or resturant menus that it gets a bad name.

    My personal fav is Optima. I just think a page of text in optima just looks elegant.

    What does that say about me lol!
     
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    tobefirst

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    I spend 8 hours per day looking at Adobe Garamond Pro and ITC Franklin Gothic. More of an arranged marriage. d-:
     
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    AlexisV

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    I'm liking Flama at the moment. Like DIN, but a bit friendlier.




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    AlexisV

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    Verdana's a yucky font!

    It shouldn't be used outside the web IMO.
     
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    flrazor

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    When I was young and silly I had phases with Machine and Impact, then moved on to Franklin Gothic for a while. The machine and Impact days make me wince to remember.

    Currently I use Optima for business related items, sometimes with a splash of Futura Condensed for headline or strong text. For personal stuff I've been using Univers a lot. Not sure why, it just looks clean and sharp to me.
     
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    fluidedge

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    oooh i like Flama.

    Is that the font they use on the Guardian
     
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    Pixellated

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    Verdana and Century Gothic, Myrad Pro :)
    EDIT: Forgot Apple Garamond
     
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    SwiftLives

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    I was on a Myriad kick for awhile. That became a Vista Sans kick when it came time to do my resume. But after printing out and tinkering with about a dozen or so resumes, I got a little tired of it.

    Now it's a Gotham kick. Well...it would be if I actually owned the font. I'm still saving up money to buy the complete set since I decided to actually start purchasing my fonts. But I like it. All round and sans seriffey. Its mere existence makes me happy.

    Stupid conscience.

    I also kind of like the mix of cases in Disturbance.
     
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    tominated

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    i really like chaparral pro currently, it's a really versatile font i've found
     
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    I have suddenly fallen in love with Adobe Garamond, can look very good with some nice worn grungy design ^_^
     
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    Archer/Verlag combo. Mmmm.

    But you can't go wrong with the classics: Futura, Garamond, and Helvetica.
     
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    tonyeck

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    Always a fan of Futura, especially at school. Helvetica Neue 95 Black used to be our company typeface for our Logo, so I liked using lighter versions of that font to compliment it

    I had had the use for DIN recently too for a few ad's and Franklin Gothic for some body text...
     

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