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Post by Katool on Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:57 am

Anyone to lend some Good Fonts.
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Post by Zyenet on Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:22 pm

Dafont.com has tons of good fonts, along with http://www.fonts101.com/

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Post by 1ruleyou on Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:26 pm

Hey thanks Very Happy New fonts are cool Razz

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Post by .alson on Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:03 pm

Here are 30 of the Best Fonts / Typefaces that every designer must own sorted by alphabetical order. There are 15 serif fonts and 15 sans-serif fonts. These fonts will last you your whole career!

A brief description of what each font is best suited for is provided however are not limited to this.
There are some top free cool fonts that are downloadable in this collection and some that come with your operating system… the others are not so free but they sure will help you improve your typography! They include original PC, Mac and Truetype fonts.

You may also be interested in How To Choose A Font or the Top 5 Typography Resources of all time. Also don’t forget to subscribe!
15 Serif Fonts


What does serif mean?
1. Adobe Caslon



Magazines, journals, text books, corporate communication.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Caslon
2. Adobe Garamond


Textbooks and magazines
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Adobegaramond
3. Bembo


Posters, packaging, textbooks.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Bembo
4. Bodoni


Headlines, text, logos. (I couldn’t get big preview for this font.)

[resolved]Any Good Fonts Bodini
5. Clarendon


Dictionaries and headlines.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Clarenden
6. Courier


Tabular materials, technical documentation, word processing.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Courier
7. Excelsior


Newsletters, Reports, Proposals.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Excelsior
8. Lucida



Low resolution printing, small point sizes, reversed out half tones.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Lucida
9. Minion


Limited edition books, newsletters, packaging.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Minion
10. Perpetua


For displays with fine lettering, long pages of text, chiseled text.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Perpetua
11. Sabon


Books and corporate communication.

[resolved]Any Good Fonts Sabon
12. Stempel Schneidler


For displays and fine publications that need a legible text type.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Stempelschneidler
13. Times New Roman


Newspapers, magazines, corporate communication.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Timesnewroman
14. Trajan


Books, magazines, posters, billboards, anything to do with the ages or religion.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Trajan
15. Walbaum



Magazines, journals, text books, corporate communication.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Walbaum
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Spacer
15 Sans-Serif Fonts


What does sans-serif mean?
1. Akzidenz Grotesk


Large Signage, all purpose for print media.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Akzidenzgrotesk
2. Avenir



For books with large amounts of text
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Avenir
3. Bell Centennial


For listings and very poor printing conditions.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Bellcentennial
4. Bell Gothic


For very small amounts of text that contains large amounts of information.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Bellgothic
5. DIN


For signage, posters and displays.

[resolved]Any Good Fonts Din
6. Franklin Gothic


Newspapers and where available space is limited.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Franklingothic
7. Frutiger


Large signage, all purpose font for print media.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Frutiger
8. Futura


Large displays, small text in books.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Futura

9. Gill Sans


Signage, all purpose font for print media.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Gillsans
10. Helvetica


Large or small text, all purpose type figure.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Helvetica
11. Meta


Text, number, especially corporate communication.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Meta
12. Myriad



Large displays, all purpose media.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Myriad
13. Trade Gothic


Newspapers and classified ads, advertising, multimedia.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Tradegothic
14. Univers


Packaging, signage, text books.
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15. Vag Rounded


Instruction manuals and print advertising.
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Vagrounded

Source: From the book “30 Essential Typefaces for a Lifetime” by Imin Pao and Joshya Berger. A history of typography is also found in this book as well as more information on each font and the designer.
To buy most of the fonts above I would recommend MyFonts or ITC Fonts however you must shop around!
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Post by 1ruleyou on Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:23 am

Thank you very much that will help a lot of people.

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Post by :KrAzY on Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:51 pm

yeah got some alreaddy Very Happy

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Post by .alson on Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:49 pm

Most came with your OS. But Helvetica is a luxury font exclusive to OSX, if you use Windows and yet you want to use it, you'll have to pay for it (It's price is quite steep).
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Post by 1ruleyou on Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:13 pm

Uh i have it for free? It is on all of my PCs?

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Post by .alson on Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:17 pm

Helvetica is not license to Windows, unless you got a bootleg windows with bundled fonts, otherwise, there is no reason you're having Helvetica, you may be able to see the Helvetica font, but you can't use it.
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Post by 1ruleyou on Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:12 pm

uh i use it all the time and i got my os from the store...

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Post by :KrAzY on Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:29 am

I have Helvetica aswell.....

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Post by .alson on Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:53 am

Weird, perhaps now Vista has helvetica installed.

Previously when I was using Windows XP, there was no Helvetica at all. I can view but Microsoft did not pay the royalty fee thus windows users had to buy the helvetica family themselves.
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Post by .alson on Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:01 am

Johno over at ILoveTypography.com got me thinking about my favorite fonts. I have a list of go-to fonts, but it’s not terribly interesting. On that list, however are a couple of free fonts that I love, so I decided to come up with 10 interesting free fonts that I don’t see people use that much.

Lindau
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-lindau



Comes in a great variety of weights: light, regular, medium, bold, extra bold, and black. The version I’ve been using needs kerning (I took it on myself to kern the font for my own use, I like it so much), but it’s an otherwise excellent family.



Zalamander Caps
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-zalamander




Zalamander is a full-featured font family, and the folks at Just Another Foundry are giving away the all-caps version. Beautifully balanced, bold, and striking.

IM Fell
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-fell




A beautiful set of revival fonts, complete with ligatures, swash characters, and ornaments. As the author says, these fonts are “nearly free,” with a clause in the license that you have to attribute their use in your publications.

Blue Plate Special
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-blueplate




A great, stylized slab serif. You can get a free version of this font over at MyFonts.com. The Pro version is $7.



Clementine Sketch
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-clementine




You may know DeviantArt.com as a haven for anime and off-beat photography, but there are also a slew of free fonts there, and some of them are really great. (The remainder of the fonts on my list are all from DA.) Take Clementine Sketch, for instance. A lovely hand-drawn font that connects its glyphs ingeniously.

Reaktor
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-reaktor




A great, futuristic sans-serif that makes for beautiful headlines.

Citrus
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-citrus




Quirky, hand-crafted, and impactful.

Drinking About You

[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-drinking



Tall, skinny, high-contrast, and slick.

Often
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-often




A lovely sans-serif that’s in beta right now. Eventually, this will be a commercial font, so grab the beta version and play around with it while you can.

Bola
[resolved]Any Good Fonts Ff-bola




Another nice, quirky display face. Great contrast; excellent geometry.
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Post by 1ruleyou on Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:25 am

thats really cool Very Happy i will dl it

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Post by :KrAzY on Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:22 pm

And Ps. Im Xp....

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Post by 1ruleyou on Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:20 pm

Sweet Thanks Very Happy

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Post by Tactical on Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:49 pm

I also got one...
www.fontica.com
Great site, I got many cool fonts... sunny
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Post by 1ruleyou on Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:05 pm

Awesome! I have so many fonts now Very Happy

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Post by Tactical on Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:28 am

Me too... over 200 lol... Razz
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Post by 1ruleyou on Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:17 am

i dont think ill use half of them Very Happy

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Post by Tactical on Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:33 pm

I know.. only use a Army font, halo and pokemon!

And the other one is when homework gotta done... Same shit all the time... Times New Romand :S
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Post by 1ruleyou on Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:25 pm

Well most teachers require that but im marking this topic as resolved if you didnt receive your answer satafactory please leave a detaliled message telling why

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