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Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by mbarden, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

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    Just curious folks,
    What are your top 5 most used fonts.
    Thanks
    Mike B
    Big River Sign Co.
     
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  2. animenick65

    animenick65 Very Active Member

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    Helvetica/Arial (pretty close to being the same thing!)
    Verdana
    Copperplate Bold
    Century Gothic Series
    Corentle
     
  3. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    • Serpentine Sans Family (ITC)
    • Utopia Family (Adobe)
    • Palatino Family (Linotype)
    • Frutiger Family (Linotype)
    • Signpainter Script (House Industries)
    In fairness however, I use hundreds of others and try to use one or two fonts or family of fonts I do not use normally for each customer.
     
  4. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    I don't have a top 5 USED..... Try to mix it up as much as I can, but favorites are

    FUTURA family
    dear joe
    blazing
    microgamma
    armour piercing
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Melior
    Futura family
    Optima family
    Bookman family
    … and various casual scripts
     
  6. Bigdawg

    Bigdawg Just Me

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    Palatino
    Franklin Gothic
    Myriad
    Goudy Old Style
    (I do alot of magazine work)

    Always look to my A&S fonts first for the fun stuff.
     
  7. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Chesham Sans by Arthur Vanson
    American Sans by Arthur Vanson
    Big Red (Stevens) Sign DNA
    Antique Olive Nord
    And my new fave from A&S, Valentino!!!

    (It's too hard to list just 5)
    What about a list of fonts we HATE?

    Papyrus
    Brush Script
    Revue
    Comic Sans
    White Regular
    Murray Hill Bold

    And a wish list?
    House Industries~LHF~A&S~Sign DNA...one of each please!
    Love....Jill
     
  8. skyhigh

    skyhigh Major Contributor

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    3 from the A & S collection
    Rhino
    Cricket
    Blaze

    Goudy Old Style
    Aldine
     
  9. THATgirl

    THATgirl Very Active Member

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    Antique Olive Nord
    Copperplate
    Floran
    Storybook
    Magic
     
  10. Stan B

    Stan B Guest

    arial
    arial narrow
    arial black
    times new roman
    comic sans

    not joking :)
     
  11. mladams7259

    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    Anything from SignFonts.com
    Love them all!!!!
     
  12. Derf

    Derf Very Active Member

    1) Myriad
    2) A&S Speedway
    3) Helvecita
    4) Sign DNA Smoothy
    5) LHF Sofia Script


    A&S Valintino is moving up my list Quickly!
     
  13. HardbargerSigns

    HardbargerSigns Member

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    I'm SUCH a font whore, I have about 85,000 of them, granted, aside from the LHF fonts I have, and a few others 84,900 of them SUCK.

    I use the right fonts for the right job, the client, the business, and the area sometimes dictates the correct fonts to use.

    The typefaces have to give a feeling that they belong. sub text should not overwhlem the main copy, etc.

    Some of my favorites are:

    •Antique Olive Nord
    •Caslon
    •Sofia script
    •Samster Script

    More of course!
     
  14. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Once I got over Snapper Script from SignFonts.com I found Roadhouse and like it a lot.
     
  15. mbarden

    mbarden Active Member

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    Thanks so much everyone, I was hoping to hear from a specific few of you, (my personal favs). It's great to see how everyones style is different yet very similar in dedication to excellence.
    Thanks
    Mike B
     
  16. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Big Red (signdna)
    Xtreme Script (A&S)
    Tideway (LHF)
    Meta Black
    Sign Gothic (A&S)
     
  17. Print-Kwik

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    I'm a bit partial to Neutraface and House Brush
     
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