Favourite Fonts

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by oli2140, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. oli2140 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    Just thought it would be interesting to find out from everyone what fonts everyone thinks they use the most in design. It will be a nice way to perhaps discover new fonts as well. For myself, I have found myself using Myriad Pro more and more in designs..

    Also, I understand that no font will be perfect for every design but surely there must be one which you enjoy using?

    Oli
     
  2. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    I know.

    It's already become clichéd.

    But I am so in love with Gotham and all of its happy wonderful weights!
     
  3. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I love arial and authentic highway fonts. The Helvetica family is nice, but doesn't have the angled ends.
     
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  5. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    ^Overused, but that's okay.

    Personally, its Gill Sans and Avenir for me. I really like Geometric or Humanist Sans-serif fonts. :D

    Edit:
    I forgot my personal favorite script font: Shelley Volante.
     
  6. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    I was going to say:

    • Impact
    • Sand
    • Arial
    • Algerian
    • Zapf Chancery and...
    • Comic Sans

    but then thought better of it. ;)

    :D

    In truth, I'm partial to a bit of Avenir at the moment. Warmer and easier than Futura, more casual and humanist than Helvetica.
     
  7. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    Gill Sans light and lowercase has been creeping its way into a few of my logos lately.
     
  8. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I'm glad comic sans is getting a resurgence. It's a personal challenge to use. It's easy to hate on something.
     
  9. klymr macrumors 65816

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    According to Max Kerning, "Arial is to Helvetica what Cheese Whiz is to chevre. Don't be disgusting."
     
  10. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I used to be that way. :D
     
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  12. lofight macrumors 68000

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    Myriad pro, trebuchet ms, and more..

    For people familiar with proximus, a Belgium phone company, their font in their ads is nice too.
     
  13. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    Mmmm, another Adrian Frutiger font. Univers was used for Apple keyboards for a long time, up until they switched over to VAG Rundschrift recently.
     
  14. Krebstar macrumors regular

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    I'm honestly stunned several people have said Gill Sans. Anyone care to share why they enjoy it? I've never been a fan, but would love to hear why some do like it.
     
  15. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Adobe Carlson Pro
    Adobe Garamond Pro
    Century Gothic
    Delicious
    DIN
    Futura
    Pigiarniq


    And pretty much any font from Hermann Zapf and H&F-J
     
  16. carlgo macrumors 68000

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    Check out the various Bernhard fonts, from long ago. My grandfather designed them, and sold them decades ago, so I have no stake, but some of them are very elegant.
     
  17. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    The lowercase "j" in Futura has always bothered me.

    As for Gill Sans, I've always loved the roundness of it. And I love the contrast between the bold and regular weights.
     
  18. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    the lowercase "j" as we see it in futura today would have bothered Paul Renner as well....
     
  19. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    Your grandfather was legendary poster designer Lucian Bernhard? Very cool.
     
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  21. MBPgracie macrumors member

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    I wondering if anyone knows of somewhere I could possible acquire the font 'DIN', I have looked EVERYWHERE for it with no avail. It seems to be one of the more elegant variations of my favourite, and as you can appreciate, over used 'Myriad Pro' semibold.

    I rather think its the dogs bollocks and would welcome any help finding this such illusive font'age :)
     

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