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Stranded on an island and can only have five fonts......... must choose

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by TimToad, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    Based on the other thread about surplus fonts, this one is as simple as the title suggests.

    1. Futura
    2. Gill Sans
    3. Palatino
    4. Optima
    5. Aachen
     
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  2. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    1. Gotham
    2. Sabon
    3. Las Vegas (House Industries)
    4. Garamond
    5. Futura
     
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  3. Renato Pinto

    Renato Pinto New Member

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    Century Gothic, Bebas Neue, Libel Suit, Rockwell, and Comic Sans.

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  4. equippaint

    equippaint Active Member

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    Helvetica
    Impact
    Eurostyle
    Baskerville
    Limerick
     
  5. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    Ghastly choices. Are you guys running sign shops or publishing a high school newspaper? As for me. I do signs not church fliers and would choose:

    LHF Stevens Percepta
    Either A&S Cardiak or LHF Sophia Script
    Compacta or perhaps Impact
    Some romanesque serif number
    Some Tinkerbell specimen face like A&S Sarasparilla or something
    Some institutional looking sans serif face or maybe another script
     
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  6. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Wilson font is all you need when stranded on an Island.
    I go to Barbados every year for a month, Internet and electricity are great so all my fonts are available.
    But I will play....Univers, Fruitiger, Bliss, Unisans, Garamond.
     
  7. Terry01

    Terry01 Member

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    Beer
    Wine
    Bourbon
    Scotch
    Vodka....on an island, why think about work?????
     
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  8. Vohaul

    Vohaul Member

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    Brush script
    Comic sans
    Papyrus
    Mistral
    Bleeding cowboy

    Lol


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  9. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    LOLOLOL best one yet
     
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  10. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Times New Roman
    Courier New Bold Itilac Underlined
    Script MT Bold (all caps)
    Times New Roman again
    Comic Sans
     
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  11. graphix45

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    What about OLD ENGLISH (all caps)?
     
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  12. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I could only pick 5:(
     
  13. JTBoh

    JTBoh Member

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    Bamboo (shelter)
    Big Ham (food)
    Water (...)
    Beer Glass (we all have needs)
    Hooters (we all have needs)
     
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  14. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Major Contributor

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    Why does Papyrus get such a bad rap?
     
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  15. DerbyCitySignGuy

    DerbyCitySignGuy Active Member

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    If it's good enough for James Cameron...
     
  16. TimToad

    TimToad Very Active Member

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    I was counting the minutes until somebody went there.
     
  17. Lorne Christie

    Lorne Christie New Member

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    Johnston

    Trajan

    Old English

    Versatile

    Casual
     
  18. Robin Canaday

    Robin Canaday Mythic Signs Portland - General Manager / Owner

    Well, imagine weeding it, for one thing.
     
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  19. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    Helvetica Bold so I could write HELP in the sand.
     
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  20. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Ya hafta know when to use it. No one in their right mind would die-cut vinyl with it, but just about every sign shop in the country has a printer these days and it's a nice looking font.
     
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