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Re: Fonts

Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:35 am

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..
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Re: Fonts

Post by humblebee » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:26 pm

"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.

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Post by crystalball » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:03 pm

Heh. Weirdly, I was reading that just this morning and it was in Times New Roman but now it's in Comic Sans.

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Post by String Bean Jen » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:03 pm

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!
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Re: Fonts

Post by ogata tetsuo » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:29 pm

I don't know if anyone already talk about this website: www.dafont.com
This is my favorite font website :)

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Re: Fonts

Post by humblebee » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:05 pm

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.

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Post by stolenwine » Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:02 am

i can't help you with that, pete, but this made my day today. so pretty: http://www.handpaintedtype.com/
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Post by Wheatabeat » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:36 pm

OK, so who's played the kerning game? How perfect can you correctly space your letters?

I impressed myself by getting 82/100.
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Re: Fonts

Post by Silver Girl » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:27 pm

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...
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Post by tompony » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:38 pm

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...

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Re: Fonts

Post by Wheatabeat » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:17 am

Fuck your tea room.

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Re: Fonts

Post by humblebee » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:05 pm

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.

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Post by Gordon » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:16 pm

You get a lot of bad tattoos when you google "cursive font".
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Re: Fonts

Post by SophieC » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:09 pm

Mark E Smith Fall font, for precisely none of all your font needs

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

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:14 pm

That's the best thing I've ever seen. Thank you.

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Re: Fonts

Post by humblebee » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:40 pm

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.

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Re: Fonts

Post by humblebee » Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:32 pm

STOP EVERYTHING. Sweden has just got its own house font.

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

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Post by crystalball » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:21 pm

*Everything* about that country. Everything.

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Re: Fonts

Post by tonieee » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:35 pm

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.

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