Desert Island Fonts - Round 3 | June 27, 2005
If you could only buy 6 fonts, what would they be?
I’d have to have this one, as it’s used in the SimpleBits logo. I really dig the “e”.
Especially “Condensed”. Can’t live without this one for tiny interface bits.
I just purchased this for a project, and I’m loving it’s friendly roundness. So much better than Arial Rounded.
So common, but so euro-sans great.
I need a serif. This one is quite nice.
A highly screen readable, modern sans-serif. And it’s our corporate typeface.
A serif accompaniment to Lucida Grande (and designed to be readable on screen and in print). The italic is also infinitely superior to Georgia.
An elegant, highly readable Garamond derivative by Robert Slimbach (who also designed Myriad). My serif of choice for printed body copy. Works well on screen for headings and has a fabulous true italic.
A tight, tidy sans-serif that works well with Minion. Would be good for clients keen on classic rather than modern typographical feel.
Because you should always have a grotesque in your armoury, and this is a classic designed by Adrian Frutiger. Comes in heaps of different weights.
A fairly random sixth choice, chosen for its flexibility. Modern sans-serif for headings that works well in all sizes.
Good big and small, for headlines and body copy. It’s a workhorse a sans serif.
The grand daddy classic. It hurts to think of how many fonts were based off of Garamond (like the also gorgeous Sabon). It’s a beautiful achievement and a quintessential face.
One of the only pixel fonts that really matters, and includes the best pixel italic around. It’s more readable and practical than Mini 7, and carries quite a bit more personality.
Dependable and flexible as hell. Caslon drips with sophistication.
Stylish and subdued in the same breath, and nothing more than it needs to be.
A new face on the block, but oh so grand. Perfectly readable at minute sizes, breathtaking in a headline and a pleasure to set. You could use this font 10 different ways and not get sick of it.
Posted at June 27, 2005 10:12 AM