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HEY! This is important:
Poll #1351360 Helvetica can got to Helletica.

I ♥ Helvetica:

Yes
6(22.2%)
No
10(37.0%)
I don't care.
11(40.7%)

    My favorite fonts are, in order:
  1. Bell MT
  2. Palatino Linotype
  3. Corbel

DEATH TO HELVETICA!

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grimreaperess From: grimreaperess Date: February 18th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
See the bit where I say "Helvetica is for printing. I typeset books and that's why I love Helvetica. And I always will." Yeah? STFU!

The bell tolls for Bell MT. YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED!


Oh, that was lame. I need to go to bed.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 18th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
BOOOOOOO! Helvetica is for wimps,
jackshoegazer From: jackshoegazer Date: February 18th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
My favorite font is arguably Century Gothic.
jackshoegazer From: jackshoegazer Date: February 18th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, pretty much.
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: February 18th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like Myraid Pro. : P
abmann From: abmann Date: February 18th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I like it too. Steve Jobs is God.
nidea From: nidea Date: February 18th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to use Palatino for all my college papers. Very nice font.

I am a big fan of Adobe Jensen Pro (it's in a lot of my self-promotion stuff) and Bookman and other old-fashioned looking serif fonts warm my heart as well.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 18th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like the strength of the angles. Though the more I use it, the less I like the serifs.
grimreaperess From: grimreaperess Date: February 18th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
HAH! 3 to 2!
IN YOUR FACE!
abmann From: abmann Date: February 18th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'll see....
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 18th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
WHY ISN'T COMIC SANS ON YOUR LIST?????

ARE YOU N00B?
abmann From: abmann Date: February 18th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you should leave this thread before you get hurt....
ralinad From: ralinad Date: February 18th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Helvetica is your friend. A well designed sans, timeless. Its its microsoft-bastardized arial that I have to bregrudgingly use on the web so often.

I often default to Akzidenz-Grotesk, which can quite literally say who's your daddy to helvetica. Though older, its a little more stylish and rounded, a better R and Q. It also helps that I have a extensive font set of it, many weights and widths.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akzidenz_Grotesk

Bell is good, but dated, I see it mostly relegated to "novelty" usage. Palatino is good standard, you may want to check out another, similar standard of Garamond in its assorted forms. As your only sans face on there, Corbel is inconsistent - ends of the lowercase fonts have flow issues in my mind, but its generally fine. I don't care for the disjoined k in it.

Anyway, yeah, I loves me fonts, I do.

/fontgeekery
abmann From: abmann Date: February 18th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can hear you, over there, judging me.
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grimreaperess From: grimreaperess Date: February 18th, 2009 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well...you're ugly!

(The comments really make it.)
narcissuskisses From: narcissuskisses Date: February 18th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
The YESes and NOs are equal now! But you already know how I feel about Helvetica.
world_rim_walke From: world_rim_walke Date: February 18th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha! Indifference in your face!
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: February 18th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Palatino and Engravers Gothic are FTW.
shortcakeness From: shortcakeness Date: February 18th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
How to choose!!!

1. Garamond
2. Goudy Old Style
3. Perpetua
4. Book Antigua
5. Papyrus for a little flair...
cassandraterra From: cassandraterra Date: February 19th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Groudy Old Style....RIP.
jeffinreallife From: jeffinreallife Date: February 19th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
COMIC SANS MS!!!

jeffinreallife From: jeffinreallife Date: February 19th, 2009 06:07 am (UTC) (Link)
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