Designer’s Favourite Fonts & WhyPosted on 23
For the record, at present, my favourite is Gill Sans as I find it so versatile, especially when working with other fonts.
Times. Simple, but not boring, and timeless.
Via Adrian Lujan (Facebook)
Franklin Gothic Book Regular. Easy to read.
Via Dylan Lee Hodges (Facebook)
I really love the clean lines of Franklin Gothic family mixed up with classic letter forms of Adobe Caslon.
Gill Sans Light because is delicate.
Via Barbara Culinas (Facebook)
Other than Helvetica, it’s Gotham , because it’s clear, it stands out and modern… Applicable on small sizes too.
Totally into GOTHAM right now. Clean, great bold-face, solid.
Chris Skinner (Facebook)
Gotham, purely because I’m Batman in disguise.
Via David Airey (Facebook)
Not THE – but A favourite: FF DIN – for clarity, the weights, more attitude but not to much character, reads in small sizes
I would say Philosopher. It’s a stylish, modern font that is similar to common fonts so that it’s functional and elegant.
My favourite font is called “mutlu” because my finance has our daughter’s name tattooed across his chest in it…
Don’t know… for paragraphs I like Futura Lt BT, I guess because it looks clean and helps me fit all the text.
Marcos Luis HernÃ¡ndez (via Facebook)
Big fan of Futura, it’s clean but has personality. I like its curves.
Sasha Endoh (via Facebook)
Stan Perl (via Facebook)
Lisa Du Plessis (via Facebook)
TJ Governanti (via Facebook)
Trajan Pro, classy and elegant and I love the Q in it.
Tareq Alsamman(via Facebook)
SWISS 721 family….looks classy and elegant.
Mohamed Shinaz Saeed (via Facebook)
Via Will Higgins (via Facebook)
Christine LeBlanc Payne (via Facebook)
Comic sans! Haha, no, seriously, I think is Trebuchet and Futura .
Diane Hernandez (via Facebook)
Trebuchet… because who doesn’t like saying “Tray-boo-shay”, and it has a sturdy, even thickness to its stroke which lends itself nicely to big bold headers for websites
Jayson Akers (via Facebook)
Helvetica, Frutiger, timeless.
Sanja Karic (via Facebook)
OK someone has to say it…Bleeding Cowboys !
Brian Nelson (via Facebook)
Andrea Guevara Higham (via Facebook)
I like Century Gothic, its an easy to work with font.
Maikel Beckers (via Facebook)
Garamond – totally unfazed by time, style, and trend.
Shakun Harris (via Facebook)
Helvetica, and 2nd would have to be Helvetica, just pipping Helvetica. In all seriousness though, my vote goes to Helvetica.
Helvetica – swiss design at its best.
Helvetica Neue for it’s incredible versatility-Letter spacing, size and the font variations can get you thousands of new fonts.
Helvetica – classic and contemporary, timely and timeless, all rolled into one.
Via Rafael Armstrong
The Helvetica Neue family, it just gives so much choice in one family and looks clean and sharp on screen
Helvetica Neue. A more refined font compared to Helvetica, versatile & simply elegant
Helvetica. Since it was the cleanest and most common beautiful font i’ve ever seen.. No font is close..
Got to be Helvetica family – so much range in a single font in terms of variety in weight and styles and so timeless!
Comic sans, it makes everything patronising
Via Jon Hassall (Facebook)
No font list could be complete with out someone mentioning Comic Sans. On that note check out this short documentary on the typeface, it’s worth a watch. I loved the quote from the Comic Sans designer, Vincent Connare:
“If you love it, you don’t know much about typography, but if you hate it, you really don’t know much about typography either and you should get another hobby.”
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