My favorite fonts

What are some of your favorite fonts?

GOOD SANS SERIF FONTS:
Franklin Gothic: hip lookin, despite the fact that one of our clients demands we use it ALL the time on her stuff. (example Mark Bazer sheet)
Avenir: nice round, but not ugly like futura. Century Gothic is kinda like Avenir, but Avenir is nicer (example: KRT Direct postcard)
Myriad: good hardy font that is fun, yet modern, yet traditional. This font does it all. See stephani’s note below
Officina Sans: This font looks great for a modern look. However, I feel that it’s been used SOOO much. But it still just looks very nice and hip. (example: TV book conference logo) (example: sheet) (example: Insider Trading folder)
Trade Gothic: although I don’t use it much. I do use it on spudart stuff (example: see spudart logo)
Eurostile: for futuristic. But I think it’s too used now (example: PC Parents ad)
Clearface Gothic: I only use this sans serif for a complementary to a goofy face
Syntax: same thing as I said for the clearface gothic
DIN: Schriften: very cool scientific lookin font

GOOD SERIF FONTS:
Linoletter: good for modern look
Garamond: good for more traditional
ITC: Century: good with fun fonts
Stone Serif: very standard, nice replacement for Times
Rockwell: only for headlines where i want a bold slab serif. Lino letter makes a better slab serif for body copy (example: Mark Bazer site) (example: chicago art poster)
Adobe Jenson: i’ll use this for a super duper fancy frilly project. I love all the optional swashes and ligatures (example: Dear Pharmacist sheet and logo)
Matrix Script: I LOVE how this font looks, but it never seems too look right in any of my projects

GOOD HANDWRITING FONTS:
Komika: standard comic bubbles, but an incredible array of weights
Good Dog: a bit more goofy and fun than Komika (example: Lola Banner ads)
Toddler: even more goofy font than gooddog
Journal: a bit too serify. Can only work for certain things

GOOD FUN FONTS
Twelve Ton Goldfish: See notes on funhouse below (example 1)
Comix Heavy: Comix Heavy, not the regular Comix (example: Sweet Taste) (example: Licensing brochure)
Alba: a round font done right!
Funhouse: BEWARE! You MUST use this font correctly! You HAVE to convert this font to outlines and fit the letters together like a puzzle. Do NOT leave this font as just straight type. It looks utterly moronic that way. (example: rootonym logo)

What are some of your favorite fonts?

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Tom Saaristo
18 years ago

I love fonts! Lately I’ve been using Flexure on my site in place of Americo, which I started seeing everywhere. I am also a fan of GoodDog which I use on printed materials related to my cookies, cakes and candy “business”. I am always looking for alternatives to Times New Roman, so I will have to give Stone Serif a looky. My resume is in Garamond. I LOVE Sloop for fancy calligraphy, when I’m not doing my own. In general, I like the “classic” fonts with serifs.

Angie O'Neal
18 years ago

Great idea! I did the same on my blog here

laura k.
laura k.
18 years ago

i like Matt Antique. [no relation”>

Hoyt Upson
Hoyt Upson
18 years ago

HELP. I’m looking for the FUNHOUSE font. I can’t find it anywhere!!! Grrrr…

erin
erin
18 years ago

I need FUNHOUSE also! Is there anyone out there that know where I can find it?! I’m getting desperate.

Tom Saaristo
18 years ago

I thought I had FUNHOUSE in a bundle of fonts I just bought, but I don’t! :[ Sure would be great to have though ;”>

laura k.
laura k.
18 years ago

this is helpful to me as a design student.

laura k.
laura k.
18 years ago

this is helpful to me as a design student.

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