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Best & Worst fonts ever

Discussion in 'Font Forum:' started by twiggy8520, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. twiggy8520

    twiggy8520 Senior Member

    Just wondering what people think are the best (and worst fonts) i know comic sans and helvetica are going to be mentioned and awful lot. Anyway my favorites are Akzidenz Grotesk and Din Alternate. Both beautiful fonts.
  2. eneyekay

    eneyekay Member

    My faves:
    Futura, Frutiger and Helvetica in that order...

    I have a hatred of:
    Comic Sans, Impact, Rage Italic, Papyrus... also, Arial, only because the kerning always looks out when compared with Helvetica and Univers

    Best font name imo:
    Junior & Stinky.
  3. twiggy8520

    twiggy8520 Senior Member

    good lists on both counts, the best font name i've found is horse puke it's a nice grunge font
  4. I like simple ones personally (like Arial and Tahoma) :) either that or I make my own :)
  5. captainrage

    captainrage Senior Member

    I completely agree.. I also love anything elaborate, Edwardian Script-esque..
  6. berry

    berry Active Member

    Times, Caslon, Trade Gothic, Frutiger, Helvetica, Din

    Any Brush Script Font or Comic variation, Souvenir, Cooper
  7. Aarlev

    Aarlev Member

    Faves: Avenir, Futura, Rockwell, Avantgarde

    Hates: Impact, Swis
  8. eneyekay

    eneyekay Member

    anyone been to and checked out the font "I Hate Comic Sans"?

    The font is a variation of Comic Sans.

  9. iEthan

    iEthan Member

    I hate Comic Sans (naturally). I just love Egyptian 505 BT and Cambria.
  10. Comic Sans does have its place....

    I love Franklin Gothic.....or Helvetica for san-serifs and Minion for serif! :cool:

    There are many more....yay for fonts!
  11. Where ever that is i hope it is far away from any decent design!:lol:
  12. lol, it was originally designed to be used in speech bubbles in comic books. I do pre-press work for graphic novels, cartoons etc and card games. My clients request that I use comic sans and thus I do because it (and fonts like it) are the most appropriate.
  13. Russell

    Russell Member

    The Best: Anything from the Hoefler foundry, especially Gotham and Requiem
    The Worst: 99.9% of Da Font
  14. electricalyce

    electricalyce Member

    Univers, Frutiger, Avenir, Fette Fraktur, Adobe Garamond, Cochin, Courier New, Didot, Gotham, ITC Giovanni, Soho

    Worst: REZ, Comic Sans, Arial, Eurostile
  15. twiggy8520

    twiggy8520 Senior Member

    a few more from me:
    Best: Pistilli Roman (thinking of getting ampersand tattooed on my arm its that nice), Gill Sans, Univers

    Worst: Papyrus, Comic Sans, Curlz MT, Kristen ITC
  16. electricalyce

    electricalyce Member

    mmm, I like it!
  17. twiggy8520

    twiggy8520 Senior Member

    hence why i want the ampersand on my arm, its the sexiest ampersand ever!
  18. Muse

    Muse Member

    This is what I should start telling everyone. Don't knock Comic Sans—it has its uses. The problem is that it tends to be particularly popular among people searching for fonts with a little more 'personality' then Times New Roman...this is why many shipped fonts (Impact, Papyrus) are so despised, because they get overused.

    Favourites: News Gothic, Requiem, and Georgia's probably my favourite web font.
    Headache-inducing: Papyrus (it's everywhere!), Impact (unsubtle and ugly).
  19. berry

    berry Active Member

    ARNOLD BOCKLIN.... Google it!

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