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Re: Fonts

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:35
by caramarydaisy
soft revolution wrote:If you're thinking about using Comic Sans, this flow chart seems a pretty useful reference

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haha. i WISH i could send that to my consultant boss..

Re: Fonts

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:26
by humblebee
"Listen up. I know the shit you've been saying behind my back. You think I'm stupid. You think I'm immature. You think I'm a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I'm Comic Sans, and I'm the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg."

Quite funny.

Re: Fonts

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 15:03
by crystalball
Heh. Weirdly, I was reading that just this morning and it was in Times New Roman but now it's in Comic Sans.

REPENT, FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS NEAR.

Re: Fonts

Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 15:03
by String Bean Jen
So good. I was just sent that by my colleague! We have arguments in our office (good-natured, of course) because one of us is MAD into comic sans. So much so that she had one of our workbooks published in it. THE WHOLE THING (@25 pages). She's young (26), pretty suave, incredibly talented and super educated. It just does not compute for me. :/ Only good thing about her leaving later in the summer: when those workbooks get reprinted, we will have them done in a standard Arial or Tahoma!
Need to soften the blow of a harsh message about restroom etiquette? SLAM. There I am. Need to spice up the directions to your graduation party? WHAM. There again. Need to convey your fun-loving, approachable nature on your business' website? SMACK. Like daffodils in motherfucking spring.
Actually, my colleague talks like this ^^ so there must be a connection in there...!

Re: Fonts

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 17:29
by ogata tetsuo
I don't know if anyone already talk about this website: www.dafont.com
This is my favorite font website :)

Re: Fonts

Posted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:05
by humblebee
What's a good font to set poetry in?

I've been looking around a bit on design forums but everyone just seems to recommend flowery old serif faces that look like they were chiselled out of oak in the early 17th century. No good. I need something solid-looking but more modern than that.

Re: Fonts

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 01:02
by stolenwine
i can't help you with that, pete, but this made my day today. so pretty: http://www.handpaintedtype.com/

Re: Fonts

Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 22:36
by Wheatabeat
OK, so who's played the kerning game? How perfect can you correctly space your letters?

I impressed myself by getting 82/100.

Re: Fonts

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 14:27
by Silver Girl
Wheatabeat wrote:OK, so who's played the kerning game? How perfect can you correctly space your letters?

I impressed myself by getting 82/100.
I just scored 100 for one of them. Get me and my layout skillz...

Re: Fonts

Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 14:38
by tompony
I just got two 100 / 100 scores in a row! Then followed that up with a disappointing 65.

It's a lottery, this kerning.

edit: Then another 100, then a 49, then a final 100! I am nothing if not WILDLY inconsistent. Final score 84/100 though...

Re: Fonts

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 00:17
by Wheatabeat

Re: Fonts

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 16:05
by humblebee
Can anyone recommend a cursive font that doesn't look completely shit, please? Big ask, I know. It's for an award certificate type thing.

Re: Fonts

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 18:16
by Gordon
You get a lot of bad tattoos when you google "cursive font".

Re: Fonts

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 20:09
by SophieC
Mark E Smith Fall font, for precisely none of all your font needs

http://www.visi.com/fall/news/mesfont.html

Re: Fonts

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 20:14
by a layer of chips
That's the best thing I've ever seen. Thank you.

Re: Fonts

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 23:40
by humblebee
I like that they invented a font for people to use when they're advertising those films for morons. You know the one I mean, right? I dunno what it's called. Moron Film Sans or something probably.

Re: Fonts

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 15:32
by humblebee
STOP EVERYTHING. Sweden has just got its own house font.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/n ... CMP=twt_gu

Re: Fonts

Posted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 21:21
by crystalball
*Everything* about that country. Everything.

Re: Fonts

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:35
by tonieee
Hi Anoraks, what's everybody's favourite font for reading ebooks in?

I've just switched to Charis SIL from the default Droid Serif. It's alright but now I've started fiddling I'm thinking there could be better.