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Your Top-Ten Fonts?...

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by Ken, May 6, 2007.

  1. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Mr. Adams spurred me on to ask this..blame him...

    "Thanks for the link. No matter how many fonts I install I always end up using my top 10 favorites....." MLAdams.

    My choices:
    Arial Black
    Arial Black italics
    Arial
    Arial rounded
    Cooper black
    Monotype Corsiva
    House Slant (like Dom casual)
    Times New Roman ( but dont like weeding the serifs)
    Babylon5 (good for race cars)
    Blacksmith
    Poor Richard
    Cotillion (is nice for a script font)
    SO..
    what'ya got?
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
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  2. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    bump...
     
  3. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    Futura Family
    Bank Gothic (there's a place and a time)
    Sophia Script
    Good Dog
    arial black
    GeoSlab
    Optima
    Tahoma
    Incised

    Agreed, Always go back to the basics.
     
  4. Geary

    Geary Very Active Member

    Impact
    Helvetica or "Nimbus" (fake Helv. from my Canvas program)
    Brush Art
    Edwardian (w/Vivaldi lower case when it works)
    Bickley
    Olive Nord Extra Black
    Palatino
    Optima
    Friz Quadrata
    Garamond
     
  5. Mason

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    Universe Ultra Ext
    Eurostyle ext
    Boston Truckstyle
    Convecta
    Compacta Blk
    Badhouse Bold
    Sarah Script
    Ballpark Script
    CC Spills
    Classical(family)
     
  6. Pat Whatley

    Pat Whatley Major Contributor

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    Futura Extra Black
    Futura Medium Bold
    Helvetica
    Class Garamond
    House-A-Rama Kingpin
    Corintha
    Aachen
    Cheltenham
    Sarah Script
    Brody
     
  7. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Chesham Sans
    American Sans
    Valentino (hahaha)
    Antique Olive Nord
    Big Red
    Stephens Percepta
    Bounce Script
    Tideway
    Signpainter's Devinne
    Justice System
     
  8. k.a.s.

    k.a.s. Very Active Member

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    Benguiat (I have to stop myself or I'd use this on everything)
    Humanist
    Promontory
    Roadhouse
    Roadhouse Italic
    Placard Condensed
    Runic Condensed
    Deco Roman
    Marquee
    Blaze
     
  9. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    bump
     
  10. drakesis

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    Comic Sans or Brush Script exclusively, it's the only way to go baby! :thumb:

    lol, no thats only a joke,

    Helvetica
    Futura
    Eurostyle
    Garamond
    Friz Quadrata
    Edwardian & Vivaldi
    Arial
    Babylon5
    Humanist
     
  11. GregT

    GregT Very Active Member

    Arial Black
    Arial (bold)
    Beetle
    Andy
    Cooper black
    Monotype Corsiva
    Dom casual
    Friz Quadrata
    Times New Roman
    Palatino
    Optima
     
  12. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Ok..we're beginning to see some commonality here. It's not that we all want to use the same fonts. God forbid, every sign would look the same.
    Hey Jill..I want to check out your fonts! No, what I mean is..I may have seen them here or there..but not familiar with your choices posted here.
    I expect that these are fonts obtained from legitimate font foundries and that you paid a good buck for them.
    Of the ones I posted at the start here, they either came within Corel, Illustrator or windows, the rest were free fonts from the net.
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
  13. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    ARIAL BLACK most crap signs. ARUA, ADMIN DISPLAY, FF ZOO(fonts that came with VMPRO DEMO, FF)FF SUPER INCICED, i got SIGN DNA FONTS, for all those brush types.
    i got 700 loaded on the hard drive. i also have the old ABODE FONT PHOLIO.......still like those adobe type fonts.
     
  14. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

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    Justice System came with Windows
    Big Red is a Sign DNA
    Antique Olive Nord is Gerber (also the same as FF Inceed)
    Signpainter's Devinne is an Atkinson from The Fontry
    Valentino is from Signfonts
    Tideway, Chesham, American Sans, and Stephens are all LHF by Arthur Vanson
    Bounce is also LHF by Chuck Borges
    Love....Jill
    (yesterday I think I deleted 100 junk fonts while my plotter was plotting)
     
  15. mladams7259

    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    Benguiat - Im with k.a.s on this one.
    Futura
    Arial
    Helvetica.
    AS Roadhouse
    AS Marquee - Probly my favorite.
    Optima
    AS Blaze
    AS-cant remember the name but its a script.

    There are a couple more but Im not at the office and I cant remember them off the top of my head. NO SLEEP!!!
     
  16. asignstop

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    BOUDLER x 10

    dunno why but love this font - Hey if any of the sign “PHds” types could type out there 10 favs in font (eg as a pic) I would love to see that.. .time permitting,
    Thanks, Ali
     

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  17. WHich top ten fonts?

    THe top ten fonts I like to use? Or the top ten fonts the customers choose?

    I have over 6000 fonts but offer a smaller variety of about 50 for customers to choose from. From there if they don't like any listed, I will draft up samples of what they want with various font choices based on their input.

    Here are the top ten that the customers seem to pick the most often.

    2 years ago Dom Casual and Brush Script would have been on here but I got tired of seeing them so I removed them from the font choices. now if a customer wants either of those they must request it specifically.

    top 10 fonts.jpg
     
  18. animenick65

    animenick65 Very Active Member

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    These are mine!
     

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  19. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    These are some of mine.

    This does not however, represent the others in the shop that help design.
     

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  20. Imminent Death

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    Century Gothic
    Swiss 911
    Rick Griffith
    Optima
    Trebuchet
    ArnoldBoeD
    Rutiana
    Futura
    Dark Crystal
    Arial
     
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