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  • #16
    Originally posted by garricks View Post
    I don't really have a favorite, but I do use Adobe Caslon a lot. Helvetica Neue, too.
    Caslon is too fancy for me it's got too many chichis. I go w garamond or palatino when I need a serif

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    • #17
      As the serifs dance by, I have to say that I am a Palatino lover also. Of the serif crowd, I think Palitino has is the best looking italic. Palitino was designed by Hermann Zaph, who also designed Optima.

      Speaking of italics and Zaph, the original italic of Optima was simply a slant of the roman version. Zaph was about to start on the italic when Photo Lettering Inc. told him they thought they could do it photographically.
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      • #18
        My current favorite pair is the one used in most recent project, which would make it Cochin URW++ and Organic from Positype, identical low x-heights, Old Style. Perfect for the period look I was going for. Can't say as I have a favorite, though the ones mentioned here always get first consideration.

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        • #19
          Century Gothic <3

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          • #20
            I used to avoid Myriad.
            I think there were literally years where I refused to use it at all.

            Now I used the Myriad Pro family consistently. Almost everything else looks inappropriate to me these days.


            It is a tremendously versatile font family. It helps that the italics aren't butt-ugly.

            It's not a particularly "beautiful" font, but it works for a wide range of purposes.
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            • #21
              ^I still avoid Myriad. I've just never liked it.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by garricks View Post
                I'm willing to share.

                I'm glad you are....I'd hate to have to go postal or something. LOL

                I still cannot get around the Myriad thing. I've tried using it, but...it just doesn't do it.

                I do find it interesting the total number of typeface mentioned here is not that large. I would have thought it was much more...not that I have counted, but still.
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                • #23
                  I read about a survey with a lot of designers answering a similar question. Can't remember when or where, but the results were about the same. I think Garamond was included. Useless trivia: The Harry Potter books have a colophon...Adobe Garamond.

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                  • #24
                    that's probably cause there's only a few standard classics and lots and lots of copies with minute variations on a theme that only RKK would notice at a glance

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                    • #25
                      The segoe family and Avenir are my two favorite font families.
                      - Jen

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                      • #26
                        Aren't Myriad and Segoe clones (or at least heavily inspired) on Frutiger?

                        Anyhow, Frutiger, Univers and Caslon are my favorites.

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                        • #27
                          For some reason, BLEEDING COWBOYS has managed to become my favorite, and least favorite font at the same time.

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                          • #28
                            Leyral—You bring up an interesting point, Frutiger came up with the Frutiger family of type first, 1992. Myriad was introduced shortly after and Frutiger was was not a happy topographer. There are some differences— among them the dot above the lower case "i".
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by sully1251 View Post
                              Leyral—You bring up an interesting point, Frutiger came up with the Frutiger family of type first, 1992. Myriad was introduced shortly after and Frutiger was was not a happy topographer. There are some differences— among them the dot above the lower case "i".
                              I thought Frutiger was a bit older, 70's or early 80's?

                              edit: 1975 according to Wikipedia

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                              • #30
                                Funny but true: I hate Myriad, but like Frutiger. The caps are sooo similar. I never even noticed until a few weeks ago.
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