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brooklyneast05
post Mar 13 2010, 08:40 PM
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what's your favorite typeface
 
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post Mar 14 2010, 12:28 AM
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What's yours?




also it's a close tie between Akzidenz-Grotesk and Johnston Sans
 
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post Mar 14 2010, 01:50 AM
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helvetica neue. akzidenz-grotesk is ok, but helvetica pretty much fixed everything i dislike about akzidenz grotesk. univers maybe sometimes. i like me some baskerville too with a little garamond on the side. i also really like modern typefaces like bodini or didot but i don't think they are that versatile.
 
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post Mar 14 2010, 03:13 AM
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imo the lower-case characters in Helvetica are too tall. that and I don't like the R in Helvetica. Baskerville is probably my favorite serif font, but I've never been a big fan of Garamond. Something about the a ruins it for me. I've been able to work Didot into a few designs, but never bodini.


also this:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...aTeX_Output.svg

LaTeX is dabest
 
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post Mar 14 2010, 10:57 AM
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Mine tastes mostly fall in line with JC's. I like Helvetica Neue for sans-serif typefaces (although I like to adjust the kerning to make the letters tighter), or Baskerville for serif fonts -- specifically, the Baskerville 13pt. font for body text.
 
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post Mar 17 2010, 06:42 PM
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I can see why Helvetica has a profusion of fans, but that's mainly why I appreciate it less than most. It's not a bad font. It's a fantastic font! It's just used so much, often with no thought behind it. It's excellent when used properly. When not, I become apathetic towards whatever project it's being used for. I'm a Gotham guy myself. It's dynamic, solid, fresh.
 
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post Apr 14 2010, 07:37 PM
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mmm, arial narrow fer sure
 
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post Apr 15 2010, 05:05 AM
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QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Mar 14 2010, 02:50 PM) *
helvetica neue. akzidenz-grotesk is ok, but helvetica pretty much fixed everything i dislike about akzidenz grotesk. univers maybe sometimes. i like me some baskerville too with a little garamond on the side. i also really like modern typefaces like bodini or didot but i don't think they are that versatile.

definite. i really like using that font. serif fonts i like garamond and times new roman.

i know this isnt about what tyepfaces suck. but comic sans is a f*cking eye rape. i die a little every time i see it.
 
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post Apr 15 2010, 07:41 PM
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12 pt. Comic Sans is an acceptable font when printed, but it's terrible otherwise.
 
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post Apr 15 2010, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE(itanium @ Apr 15 2010, 08:41 PM) *
12 pt. Comic Sans is an acceptable font when printed, but it's terrible otherwise.

Comic Sans MS is never acceptable. I couldn't believe that my best friend's teachers let her use that font for papers in high school.
 
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post Apr 15 2010, 08:14 PM
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It's the retarded brother of arial. It has to be used someone. That somewhere just happens to be on all middle/high school papers/assignments.

Every time I asked a teacher why they would use Comic Sans they all would say something along the lines of "it makes the paper more fun/gives you a break from plain text"

 
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post Apr 15 2010, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE(Cristy @ Apr 15 2010, 08:09 PM) *
Comic Sans MS is never acceptable. I couldn't believe that my best friend's teachers let her use that font for papers in high school.

Acceptable as in doesn't make me want to throw up, not acceptable as in good
 
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didot and johann sparkling itc
 
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post Apr 20 2010, 05:52 PM
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My computer doesn't have Helvetica... Dafont.com doesn't have it either.
 
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post Apr 21 2010, 04:44 AM
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imo, comic sans is never acceptable.

i dont have helvetica on my system either ):
 
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post Apr 21 2010, 10:17 AM
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QUOTE(emberfly @ Apr 20 2010, 06:52 PM) *
My computer doesn't have Helvetica... Dafont.com doesn't have it either.

That's because it's not free, and Microsoft is to cheap to buy a license for it, so they include Helvetica's bastard child Arial instead.
 
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post Apr 21 2010, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE(mipadi @ Apr 21 2010, 11:17 AM) *
That's because it's not free, and Microsoft is to cheap to buy a license for it, so they include Helvetica's bastard child Arial instead.

Really? I have Helvetica on my laptop.
 
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post Apr 21 2010, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE(Cristy @ Apr 21 2010, 11:19 AM) *
Really? I have Helvetica on my laptop.

iirc photoshop comes with helvetica
 
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post Apr 22 2010, 04:19 AM
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http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/

i got 17/20. kind of hard for me to tell uppercases apart.
 
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post May 14 2010, 03:55 PM
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this has been growing on me lately

 
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post May 14 2010, 08:25 PM
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Rockwell is my easy go-to-font that makes things look trendy and nice.

I like using Futura, Georgia, Arial, Arial rounded, Violation, Script, Jane Austen, Silkscreen, Lucida Sans Unicode, many more!
 
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post May 14 2010, 09:01 PM
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i like helvetica
 
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post May 15 2010, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE(doughnut @ Apr 22 2010, 04:19 AM) *
http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/

i got 17/20. kind of hard for me to tell uppercases apart.

They look excatly the same... except one is thinner (which I like better).. and that one .. according to that link.. is Arial.
 
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QUOTE(doughnut @ Apr 22 2010, 04:19 AM) *
http://www.ironicsans.com/helvarialquiz/

i got 17/20. kind of hard for me to tell uppercases apart.

19/20, BASF tripped me up.
 
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post Sep 25 2010, 03:34 PM
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QUOTE(brooklyneast05 @ Mar 13 2010, 08:40 PM) *
what's your favorite typeface


I like Tahoma out of all the boring computer-built-in fonts. I like wide,short, thin letters.
 

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