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What's your favorite font?

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Jen Goodwin, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. Jen Goodwin

    Jen Goodwin Active Member

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    What are your favorite fonts?

    What fonts do you find yourself using over and over - your tried & true fonts?
    Keep in mind these are what you use from what you have. Not ones you wish you had.

    Mine are...
    Light Sans Serif - Zapf Humanist (& Triumverate, which you can't seem to live without)
    Bold Sans Serif - Impact
    Serif - Palatino Linotype & Fenice (I use these constantly!)
    Bold Serif - Schadow from Corel (stretched & slanted :cool:)
    Script - AS Speedway, LHF Ballpark & Font Diner's Cocktail Script
    Casual - Font Diner's Chicken Basket

    Next font purchase: I'm thinking either SignDNA Five Cents or Marcel Jones; LHF Billhead
     
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  2. Marlene

    Marlene Major Contributor

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    I like Bernini for a casual serif font and right now I'm into Cable Heavy for plain sans serif instead of always using Helvetica. Also use Best of Seven as I like the details. I go through font "moods".
     
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    Marlene Major Contributor

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    Forgot to add that when I design, I like to use fonts that are hard to find or mix up letters from one font with another, clip out parts and add parts so that they don't look off the rack.
     
  4. Jen Goodwin

    Jen Goodwin Active Member

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    I go through font moods too...especially on the one's that I am planning to buy - that changes all the time. But, still I find myself using the ones I posted for a lot of things...especially Palatino and Fenice. Fenice could possibly win my all time favorite font prize...possibly....for today anyway :Big Laugh
     
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    Don't hate me, but I am fond of Blacklight D for some reason.

    Serif, I use IowanOldSt BlkBT quite often.

    George
     
  6. Marlene

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    As long as you don't say Brush Script, you'll be OK George.
     
  7. Jen Goodwin

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    I have been known to use Blacklight D too, George! Way better than brush script...or mistral...or comix - :biggrin:
     
  8. Fred Weiss

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    Serif - Adobe Utopia which has 4 weights with italics and small caps. Also like Souvenir, Novarese and Friz Quadrata.

    Sans Serif - Frutiger, Eras, Optima and Serpentine Sans

    Casual - Club Type Mercurious with 3 weights and italics

    Script - House Signpainter Script, House Signpainter Casual, AS Snapper Script, Magneto Bold, Ruzicka Freehand

    Display - AS Cricket, Bremen, AS Puff Daddy, Showcard Gothic
     
  9. Jen Goodwin

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    I like Utopia, Fred! I'll have to get that one.

    Another Sans Serif I use all the time is Castle.
     
  10. Marlene

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    I use Castle too. Just different enough to make it a nice font. Hate Helvetica!!! Try not to use it unless I have to. I use Trekker every chance I get as I'm a geek.
     
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    You may laugh but I think the Futura family is one of the best font groups ever. My favorites change often, right now I'm into Liberty and Papyrus.

    Most often used (other than the obvious).

    Futura Med, DNA Magic, Eras, Swiss 911, Compacta, Lithograph.

    Author Vanson has some very nice fonts available at Letterhead Fonts. Especialy the Opening Night, Cincinnatti and Wade Grotesque.
     
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    Compacta! all weights and forms. Antol NI. Script wise Snapper and Rapier. I also love LHF esoteric in all forms.
     
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    THATgirl Very Active Member

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    ooooo I love fonts!
    journeyman
    magic
    Christmas script
    especial kay
    antique olive
    floran
    crillee
    dauphin
    eras
    grouch
    incised
    sunshine
    vivaldi
    and manymanymanymany more!!!
     
  14. Baz

    Baz Very Active Member

    Here are the ones i use regularly for fast good looking layouts. If a customer gives me an ok to do an extensive desing i'll spend allot of time going through my fonts to pick out something specific.

    Light Sans Serif - Univers 55 roman, Futura Medium
    Bold Sans Serif - Univers 75 black, Micrograma, Futura bold
    Serif - Palatino, Bodoni
    Bold Serif - Garth Graphic, Plantin
    Script - LHF Sarah Script, Vivaldi
    Casual - Marking pen, Tekton

    Upcoming font purchases will include: LHF Boston Truckstyle and Dan Antonelli's chisel font collection

    I can never have enough fonts :thumb:
     
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