October 28, 2003

Serious Stuff

Stuff I find suitable for tombstones, law firm wordmarks and the like�

Sans serifs
Neutraface | Gotham | LuxSans | Paralucent

Alfon from Terminal Design | Kent Lew’s Whitman | Jannon | Serapion | Celeste | Acanthus | Dedica from Dalton Maag

Previously crushing: Thesis

Unaffordable: Luxury with the drool-worthy Prada R.

Posted by Karen at October 28, 2003 03:02 PM in fonts crushes

For $1500, it better wash my car and clean my room as well!

Posted by: Adriano at November 4, 2003 11:43 AM

Ha ha. And cook breakfast too!

But seriously would you buy it, if you could afford to? I thought I would, but $1,500 could get me a whole lot of typefaces. Maybe it’s just one of those faces that’ll always remain on the list, but never bought.

Have you seen Ruse? Real nice. And nice site too.

Posted by: Karen at November 4, 2003 01:27 PM

G W Ovink once wrote:
“Bodoni would be an admirable letter for a death notice.”


Posted by: Hrant at November 5, 2003 06:11 AM

Hey Hrant. trust you to know something like that.

Do you have more of such quotes? It would be interesting to compile a list of funny typographic / design quotes.

Posted by: Karen at November 6, 2003 02:40 PM

That would be a nice little project.

Here’s another for that frigid Bodoni:
“What a crazy person would consider a very holy font.”
- Dave Eggers


Posted by: Hrant at November 7, 2003 02:06 AM

Dave “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius” Eggers?

Yeah, he looks like the sort to mistake frigidity for holiness. Most people do.

Posted by: Karen at November 7, 2003 11:04 AM

Two for the Squarish Sans category, which is the latest thing I’m into right now: Dispose, the still-unreleased Epoch and I guess Oban is nice too.

Posted by: Karen at November 11, 2003 11:57 AM

A thread on DIN which I recently used for a project. I have to disagree about it being the “designer’s favourite typeface” though.

Posted by: Karen at December 1, 2003 10:24 PM

Comenius looked much better in print.

Posted by: Karen at December 9, 2003 04:28 PM

I’d like to get my hands on Hoefler Type Foundry’s Mercury News too. If only I knew how. Can’t find link. But it looks yummy in my copy of Inside Design. Used alongside Neutraface and Retina.

Posted by: Karen at April 28, 2004 11:20 PM

Admittedly, haven’t been too diligent with either posting or categorising of the links. But that’s because the search has just become retarded and needs a good kick in the head.

Here then is a collection of famous quotes from type designers..

My favourite one is from Hrant:
“Watching me work is like watching a refrigerator make ice.”
- M Carter”

Posted by: Karen at August 3, 2005 05:33 PM

Hey Karen,

I really love your site, I’ve been checking it regularily for a few years now and have found it so helpful, especially your typography sections. I was wondering what font you use for the main body copy of your site? it is really lovely! Also I was wondering if you knew of another font similar to Alfon that might be a bit cheaper to buy or even free?

Thanks for your help and thanks for all the great info you share with us all!

Posted by: Allison at February 19, 2006 06:22 AM
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