A font to use with DIN?

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A font to use with DIN?
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Hi guys,

Im tidying up my Resume and using DIN Bold for my name and DIN regular for job title...any suggestions on a font to go with Din that is suitable for body text other than DIN regular??

Thanks

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Why did you choose DIN?
What kind of job are you looking for?

hhp

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Hi hrant,

Ive always been a huge fan of Din but never had much a chance to use it before. Ive used some Din condensed for other work Im branding myself on. Its to send out to various companies I see advertising, including design agencies. This is the first time 'rebranding' myself since college 3 years ago...so dont be fooled by my D.OB on here :)

Ok Im getting scared now and going to run back under my helvetica shell lol

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If you think DIN says something about you because you like it, then it sounds like a solid choice.

As for a companion: I've been recommending Axia* a lot lately (hey, maybe I should use it on my résumé :-). But it might be too strong.

* http://typographica.org/typeface-reviews/axia/

hhp

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Hrant, would your résumé be bilingual? As soon as I saw your comment I was imagining it in Armenian and French!

Joe, are you familiar with the history of the, http://Deutsches Institut für Normung as a standards body? I am intrigued that you identify with the fonts on a personal level. Whatever you do, don't run back to Helvetica!

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Sadly, no. Even if I were applying for a job in Armenia (I'm in LA) I would probably end up using either English or Russian.

hhp

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Hi Karl, yeah Ive been on that site before, sure its all about Din you silly billy ;)

On a personal level I just love how my name sits in Din bold...I could look at it every night, in fact thats exactly what I do. I wish there was a town in Germany named Joe90..just so I could have a sneaky perv driving by the sign in my V-Dub :)

Das DIN vertritt die nationalen Interessen in Europa und weltweit.

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Screw it...Im going with Arial Black. I see a job going at Procter and Gamble.

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Screw it...Im going with Arial Black. I see a job going at Procter and Gamble.

No!!! Well, if the pay is good...

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Even if I were applying for a job in Armenia (I'm in LA) I would probably end up using either English or Russian.

Out of interest, which fonts would you be inclined to use for those?