What font works well with Zapfino?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by irmongoose, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    I'm using Zapfino for the titles on my site, and would like to use a simple(r) font for the menu. Any suggestions? Any font rule I should be careful of (like don't use sans-serif with scripts (I'm just making that up))?

    Thank you.



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  2. Ish macrumors 68000

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    I've used Zapfino in a letterhead just for the initial capital of two words and used Helvetica Neue for the rest of the word. Large Zapfino letters and small Helvetica Neue letters. I like the contrast of the large, expansive script and the small, very plain text. Just my preference.
     
  3. irmongoose thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks, Ish, I took a look at Neue, it's definitely a nice font. Hmm... but so many fonts, so confusing! :confused:



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  4. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Herculanum! LOL! :D

    I like Tahoma and Veranda myself.
     
  5. Lebowski macrumors 6502

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    helvetica Neuve is my most used font. so clean and simple.
     
  6. dejo Moderator

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    Yikes, I thought I only knew one person who called Verdana Veranda! :)
     
  7. tektonnic macrumors 6502

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    Well spaced Verdana might look nice, although Helvetica is cool is a bit current and trendy, I've stopped using it as it appears to be everywhere now... so my advice would be to avoid it.
     
  8. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha... silly keystrokes.:p
    You could use her too I suppose...
     

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