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Frederik

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Monaco
Baskerville
Scala
Caecilia
Melior
Novarese
Swift
Charlotte
Garamond
Frutiger

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I at no time said that Stanley Morison designed Times New Roman.

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DTL Caspari (the best sans serif, plain and powerfull)
Monotype ‘Garamond’ (italic with a strong character)
Galliard (love at first sight)

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The best typeface is always the best typeface for a specific job, and it is pointless to try to identify top typefaces without the context of a particular text or project. So here is a list of typefaces that I currently admire very much as works of design, for various reasons, with the caveat that I might never have a good reason to use some of them (to date I have used six of the ten). In alphabetic order, currently available digital Latin typefaces only:

Caecilia (Peter Matthias Noordzij)
Coranto (Gerard Unger)
Dante (Giovanni Mardersteig)*
Erhardt (? Monotype)
Fenway (Matthew Carter)
Haarlemmer (Jan van Krimpen)
Kinesis (Mark Jamra)
Plantagenet Novus (Ross Mills)
Shaker (Jeremy Tankard)
Trinit

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Gary, so you were saying that Dave Farey is “Stanley Morison’s love child”? That would certainly be less improbable.  :-)

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Hrant, When I described Dave Farey as Stanley Morison’s love child I attempting to be humourous. I know that Victor Lardent did the artwork for Times New Roman having been briefed by Morison, and that the controversy over whether Starling Burgess actually designed it continues.
Burgess of course was Goudy’s second cousin.

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> Burgess of course was Goudy’s second cousin.

Really?! Wow.

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Is there a good link to the Starling Burgess /Times information

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I haven’t seen anything online. Your best bet remains the purchase of issue #31/32 here:
http://www.printinghistory.org/htm/journal/contents.html

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In no order:

| Print

Filt (Fountain)
Transport (URW)
Agenda (Fontbureau)
Poynter Agathe (Fontbureau)
Fritz (Fontbureau)
Berlin Sans (Fontbureau)
Typ1451 (Lineto)
Syntax (Linotype)
Parisine (PTF)
Plump MT


| Screen

LoRes (Emigre)
OhLaLa (M.Fredrikson)
Fanda Black (Eutypoce)
Tenacity (Minifonts)
SubVario (Eboy)
Fedra Bitmap
and…
Geneva
Lucida
Georgia
Monaco 10

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Can you provide a link to view some Fenway specs or info? I can’t find the thing anywhere. Much thanks.

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in no particular order and very much just a mood of how I feel right now…

Scala (both)
The Sans
Sun
Neue Helvetica
Garamond Pro
FF Din
Eureka
Futura
Quadraat (both)
Warnock

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this is my top 10. unfortunately I have only two of them.

trade gothic
corporate ase
fedra sans/serif
priori
apex
gotham
nuri
dolly
requiem
trinit

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John,
Could you elaborate a bit on why you choose Caecilia and Haarlemmer? I don