What's Your Favorite Font?

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  1. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    I was just sitting here suffering from my insomnia when it occurred to me that Myriad Pro is my favorite font. SO what's your's? If any? any special reason's why?
     
  2. electroshock macrumors 6502a

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    Chicago for its historical significance to MacOS (and early iPods). ;)

    In the post-Chicago era, just about any font that doesn't crash SecurityServer or cause apps to choke.
     
  3. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I like the air of authority and classic endurance of Times New Roman, but my personal favourites are Garamond - a lovely, clear, elegant and classy 18th century font, and Arno, which is also clear, elegant and deceptively understated, but rather lovely to look at and to read.

    Cheers
     
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I am a huge fan of Walbaum and Frutiger. I like the standard Helvetica nue and such, but for me in the end it's Walbaum. For things like iChat I've been using Stone Sans Sem ITC. It's a nice well rounded font but I've yet to see it in print.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ^ Actually, that is not all that boring and it is a free alternative to some fonts that you need to pay for such as Walbaum.
     
  6. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    I've been on a bit of an Aldus kick recently, but I really like Sabon Next, Athelas, and Adobe Jenson as well.
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Anyone who says Comic Sans MS should be banned from using the internet :D
     
  8. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Get out the banhamster.

    Edwardian Script is my favorite.
     
  9. ceezy3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Haha i was just reading a thread that said comic sans ms should be banned lol
    :rolleyes:
     
  10. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Daily use:
    Gill Sans… although I have lately been tempted by Helvetica (Neue).

    Sentimental favourite:
    Bodoni.
     
  11. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Why? :D
     
  12. Antares macrumors 68000

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    The font that I use most often is Arial. Why? Because it is a very clean and simple font that I got into a habit of using. Habits are difficult to break. I use it as my default font in every program. Usually at a size of "8."

    Go to BanComicSans.com to find out.
     
  13. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

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    My favourite. Can't seem to design a single website without using at least once.
     
  14. nava macrumors 6502

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    Nueva Std is my favourite, nice and fresh, but also Century Gothic, Bradley Hand ITC and Courier New are nice.
     
  15. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    The helvetica family is my favorite. Myriad pro is what illustrator defaults to I think, I hate it :p
     
  16. Melrose Suspended

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    I love Helvetica. It's classic, timeless, nicely formed, even, balanced.. it's just great all the way around and is equally suited to headlines or copy.

    If I was forced to choose a more stylish font, I'm currently loving Kozuka Gothic Pro, Vegur (free) and Museo/Museo Sans (also free). Serif fonts are hard to find, but Day Roman is a favourite also. I'd love Riven, if it weren't for that blasted "V" :(
     
  17. Galley macrumors 65816

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    I've always liked Swis721 from my BeOS days. I'm a big fan of Marker Felt. Apparently I'm the only one. :eek:
     
  18. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Just got done using Museo Sans for a project not too long ago.
     
  19. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Chicago
    Geneva
    London
    New York
    San Francisco
    Toronto
    Venice

    There are other fonts beyond these? :D
     
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    Ah, mais non, I totally love Marker Felt. I use it to leave myself notes in large type. like "Pay the ATT bill you jerk" in hot pink on my desktop.

    Otherwise I mostly use Helvetica. Courier new for monofont.
     
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