Frederik Could this
Monaco Baskerville Scala Caecilia Melior Novarese Swift Charlotte Garamond Frutiger
I at no time said that Stanley Morison designed Times New Roman.
DTL Caspari (the best sans serif, plain and powerfull) Monotype ‘Garamond’ (italic with a strong character) Galliard (love at ﬁrst sight)
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
Gary, so you were saying that Dave Farey is “Stanley Morison’s love child”? That would certainly be less improbable. :-) hhp
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.
> Burgess of course was Goudy’s second cousin. Really?! Wow. hhp
Is there a good link to the Starling Burgess /Times information
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 hhp
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
Can you provide a link to view some Fenway specs or info? I can’t ﬁnd the thing anywhere. Much thanks.
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
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
John, Could you elaborate a bit on why you choose Caecilia and Haarlemmer? I don