Meta Serif takes the pole position

Primary tabs

44 posts / 0 new
Last post
Chris Lozos's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
Meta Serif takes the pole position
0

Looks good up there!

ChrisL

Jarrod Beglinger's picture
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 - 3:14pm
0

very, very nice. wouldn't mind if it stuck around for a while.

Blank's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Sep 2006 - 2:15pm
0

Fabulous, but the featured face ad seems to be sending me to fonts other than Meta Serif.

Maybe I can convince Erik S. to donate fonts for my thesis research.

Dries Wiewauters's picture
Joined: 8 Oct 2005 - 9:30am
0

Makes me reminicent of the 'Mercury Era'.

Zara Evens's picture
Offline
Joined: 5 Sep 2003 - 11:00am
0

@James: Can you tell me where the link is sending you? I have tried it a couple of times and it seems to be going in the right direction.

Thanks!

Sharon Van Lieu's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2004 - 2:17am
0
Zara Evens's picture
Offline
Joined: 5 Sep 2003 - 11:00am
0

Strange - your Karbid link still takes me to Meta Serif. I'll look into it*

*Should be fine now - click away! :)

david h's picture
Offline
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 - 12:18pm
0

No, FF Meta Pro....

Blank's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Sep 2006 - 2:15pm
0

Works fine now.

Tiffany Wardle's picture
Offline
Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am
0

I hoped it would take me directly to Meta Serif, but it only took me to where all of the Meta family is listed. Is that right?

Anyway, I really like it used this way. Seems ready for it.

Stephen Coles's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
0

Tiff - The Featured Face link takes you to the FF Meta Pro Complete Suite which is the most economical way to get all the matching weights of FF Meta and Meta Serif at once. Read more about it in the Meta Serif release announcement.

Tiffany Wardle's picture
Offline
Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am
0

Ah. Ok. :^) I figured as much and now I've given you an opportunity to say so.

Jelmar Geertsma's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 Sep 2006 - 9:53am
0

Alright, that looks very nice. Keep it for a while. :)

Sharon Van Lieu's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2004 - 2:17am
0

The link now works for me and I hope FontFont sponsors this for a long time because it is perfect for Typophile.

Linda Cunningham's picture
Joined: 26 Jul 2006 - 3:55pm
0

A great former Canadian Prime Minister, the late Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker, once said "the only thing poles were good for were dogs."

I'd like Meta better if it wasn't so bold....

david h's picture
Offline
Joined: 19 Aug 2005 - 12:18pm
0

Where's Kris? I don't see the credit?

Eben Sorkin's picture
Offline
Joined: 22 Jan 2004 - 4:19pm
0

I keep getting a vague Marlboro association with the new font. Weird. Must be something in the weight distribution as rendered by flash... Anybody else, or is it just me?

Kent Lew's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Apr 2002 - 11:00am
0

Chris -- Here and I thought this thread was going to be about Meta Serif's language support and extensive ogoneks or something.

Nevertheless, a good reason to refresh the cache immediately this time!

Eben -- You're not the only one. I don't know what it says about me, but I also kept getting the same association working on my own Whitman Display Compressed Extra Black. I think maybe it's any heavy, narrow, remotely slabbish type. They just seem to exude tar and nicotine.

-- K.

Chris Lozos's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
0

"...language support and extensive ogoneks..."

LOL!!! Good one, Kent!

This face does not just blow smoke, it delivers :-)

ChrisL

Patricia Fabricant's picture
Joined: 23 Mar 2004 - 9:40am
0

VERY nice to see this new font displayed this way - I only wish it were the Book instead of the Bold weight. I am currently using Meta for a book design and it's nice to get a look at the serif version at the same time.

William Berkson's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Feb 2003 - 11:00am
0

I am really enjoying looking at Meta Serif also. Like Patty I find the Bold weight a bit too bold for this use.

Adobe generally does a semi-bold and a bold. Who uses what for what? When is a bold too bold?

A side issue: it is too bad that there is no kerning. For me the r keeps bumping into i,n, etc.

Patricia Fabricant's picture
Joined: 23 Mar 2004 - 9:40am
0

Bold is almost always too bold for me, at least in a serif font. I usually prefer the semi or demi or medium when it's available.

Chris Lozos's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
0

I really like the strong bold, it makes a statement in a heading.

ChrisL

Sharon Van Lieu's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2004 - 2:17am
0

Me too.

Kent Lew's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Apr 2002 - 11:00am
0

Just for the record, isn't this the Black that's being used? I think the Bold is a little lighter and doesn't look quite as narrow. I could be wrong: it's a little hard to distinguish them on screen.

-- K.

Stephen Coles's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
0

I think this is Black.

Eben Sorkin's picture
Offline
Joined: 22 Jan 2004 - 4:19pm
0

I think it's holding up really well without it's kerns.

Carl Crossgrove's picture
Offline
Joined: 8 Sep 2003 - 2:07pm
0

I had a really snotty post prepared but I'll just say this: You whiners are really giving me second thoughts about sponsoring typophile again. Whenever the font changes to something new, that means Typophile can keep operating for a while longer without completely draining the resources of the site hosts, who do everything on their own time.

Do you really have to snivel about which font was selected when it's benefitting everyone for them to appear at all? Have some perspective; this freshens the look of the site periodically, shows off otherwise underexposed designs, and keeps the site going. There really isn't anything to complain about.

Merry Christmas. >:(

paul d hunt's picture
Offline
Joined: 5 May 2005 - 8:44pm
0

i concur!

Patricia Fabricant's picture
Joined: 23 Mar 2004 - 9:40am
0

Nobody is complaining! I love that all these different foundries have stepped up to the plate and sponsored fonts. Good for typophile and good for members to see new fonts. But honestly, do you really expect a thread on this forum with complete consensus? It has never happened.

Chris Lozos's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
0

Is it just me or does Meta Serif only appear on the home page? Previous sponsored faces appeared throughout the site.

ChrisL

Dan Hall's picture
Offline
Joined: 13 Oct 2005 - 2:40pm
0

"But honestly, do you really expect a thread on this forum with complete consensus? It has never happened."

Does that question mean that we would all have to agree that we can't agree?

Carl Crossgrove's picture
Offline
Joined: 8 Sep 2003 - 2:07pm
0
Patricia Fabricant's picture
Joined: 23 Mar 2004 - 9:40am
0

Chris, you need to empty your cache.

And Carl, they did replace the bold Beorcana with the lighter weight and it looked great!

Look, this is a tough crowd, which is what keeps it interesting. I don't think comments on the font need to be taken as a criticism of punchcut. I am really glad to see Meta Serif like this, and having it be the sponsored font may make me more likely to buy it.

And for the record I kicked in some money a few months ago, hope you did too.

Zara Evens's picture
Offline
Joined: 5 Sep 2003 - 11:00am
0

Unfortunately, it is always going to be too bold, too light, too chunky, too compressed, too something… Some of us like what we see, some of us don't -- if it is too black for one person, that doesn't mean we made a bad design decision. Sure, it might be about legibility and context, but it is also about expression and this is how we have chosen to express this particular face.

If anyone would like to view the other weights of this family, you can do so on the FontFont website, please click on the banner in the right column.

Enjoy it while it lasts, or don't ;) These things will be changing more often than you might be used to.

kennethwhite's picture
Offline
Joined: 5 Dec 2007 - 2:05pm
0

I'm just glad there's finally a companion to Meta out there... I was getting really tired of the Minion pairing... well, and Minion in general.

Carl Crossgrove's picture
Offline
Joined: 8 Sep 2003 - 2:07pm
0

"And for the record I kicked in some money a few months ago, hope you did too."

Yeah.... that's what the sponsorship is. Money.

William Berkson's picture
Offline
Joined: 26 Feb 2003 - 11:00am
0

Has the weight or size of the Meta Serif titling changed, or am I just getting more accustomed to it? In any case it is a pleasure to look at.

Andrew Sipe's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Apr 2005 - 10:44am
0

Sexy. And the spacing on this looks much better than it did on Ommegaand.

Dries Wiewauters's picture
Joined: 8 Oct 2005 - 9:30am
0

How come I see the Meta ad, the headings of each post in ommegaand and the typophile main page in comic sans???

I want Meta as well!

*edit

after posting Comic Sans got squashed by Meta, but the Ommegaand headers are still there.

Patricia Fabricant's picture
Joined: 23 Mar 2004 - 9:40am
0

Clean your cache (see above)

Stephen Coles's picture
Offline
Joined: 14 May 2001 - 11:00am
0

The Featured Font changed to FF Meta Serif Book today (do a hard refresh if you don't see it). Not bad. Looks best on the huge headlines, such as the homepage and the "Edit and Preview comment" pages. I'm hoping the Bold will get a turn. That's the sweet spot for this setting i think.

Chris Lozos's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
0

Sounds refreshing, Stewf :-)

ChrisL

Eben Sorkin's picture
Offline
Joined: 22 Jan 2004 - 4:19pm
0

I really like this new setting.