Your favourite Fonts

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Your favourite Fonts

Postby Toby » 12 Jan 2018, 13:32

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I love a bit of Cochin. Elegant & restrained.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 12 Jan 2018, 13:58

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Re: Your favourite Fonts

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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby OCT » 12 Jan 2018, 15:07

Helvetica and Gill Sans for typing.

There's one I occasionally see used in signage in this country which is beautiful - blocky, 60s, serif thing. I'll see if I can find an example.
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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby souphound » 12 Jan 2018, 17:47

I don't know about "favorite" - I guess that depends on the use/situation/audience. However, I can show you one that I will NEVER EVER use or even try to read if ever I encounter it. I give you the beard font:

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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Jan 2018, 18:04

Palatino and Calibri for emailing and print. More elegant and subtle than Times Roman or Arial.


Palatino

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Calibri

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 Jan 2018, 18:09

Now I want a hamburger.
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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby pcqgod » 12 Jan 2018, 18:17

Garamond is pretty cool.
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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Jan 2018, 18:51

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Now I want a hamburger.


Way to derail a perfectly good thread on the craft and aesthetics of font creation.

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Postby sloopjohnc » 12 Jan 2018, 18:53

I don't know if anyone else has had to do this, but when I was working for a publisher and creating more ads, I had CDs and CDs of font collections.

It kinda became a sorta sickness, up there with music collecting.
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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby Snarfyguy » 12 Jan 2018, 19:39

Mark E. Smith font available here for PC or Mac: http://thefall.org/news/mesfont.html

Now your typed text can look like this:

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I'm not sure exactly how useful this is since no one else is likely to have it, meaning it won't render on anyone else's device but yours.
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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby souphound » 12 Jan 2018, 21:24

Howzabout that Hillvetica one? :lol:

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Postby martha » 14 Jan 2018, 05:08

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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby Very Stable Baron » 14 Jan 2018, 16:49

Some genius came up with a set of fonts for legal writing. It’s been a smash hit.

https://typographyforlawyers.com/fonts.html
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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby German Dave » 14 Jan 2018, 23:36

Comic Sans. I'm a primary school teacher.
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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby Quaco » 15 Jan 2018, 09:02

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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby Diamond Dog » 15 Jan 2018, 09:53

That's a good point Quaco!
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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 17 Jan 2018, 10:18

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Re: Your favourite Fonts

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Jan 2018, 18:46

German Dave wrote:Comic Sans. I'm a primary school teacher.


Ironically, there's nothing comic about Comic sans.

It's the Carrot Top or Gallagher of fonts.
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