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10 Most Recently Used

Hoefler’s Gotham
Monotype’s Truesdell
Storm’s Tyfa
URW Futura Display
Bitstream’s Futura
Big Caslon
Font Bureau’s Amplitude
Font Bureau’s Stainless
Font Bureau’s Miller
House Industries’ Movements Custom

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Favorite 10 For Now (This May Change at Any Moment ... Like Tomorrow)

TheSerif - deGroot (I like Caecilia very much, but the versatility of the
Thesis family makes it most usable for me)
TheSans - deGroot
Gotham - Frere-Jones/HTF
Knockout - Hoefler
Farao - Storm
Imbiss (Mustardo/Ketchupa/Mayo) - Bruhn/Fountain (some fonts are just a joy to use)
Dante - Carpenter/Monotype (takes a lot of work to use, but always looks great in the end)
Neutraface - Schwartz/House
Radio - Rakeng/Thirstype
Georgia - Carter/MS

And this one didn't make my top 10, but it deserves a mention
because it worked so perfectly for the project I just finished - a
mix CD cover:

Refrigerator - Simonson

Tiff - You've reminded me how much Truesdell makes me think
of Vendetta (without the angularity of course).

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(not hijacking thread, just an innocent aside)

Stephen don’t you think that Vendetta could be used with Truesdell? Following Dwig’s M-Theory the angularity of Vendetta could be used as text and Truesdell could be used as Display. Truesdell is a pain to work with, but it is beautiful. I wish they’d update it, it seems the way it was digitized … well, I find myself to typographic acrobatics to use lining and ranging figures at different times.

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In general, yeah, but the basic idea that a straight line can appear curved at different sizes is still there.

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Not in this thread, please.

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My Top 10
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Helvetica Neue LT Pro
DIN Pro
Citizen
Foundry Gridnik
DTL Fleischmann
Plantagenet cherokee
The Serif
Swift
Garamond Premier Pro
Rockwell Std

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Currently:

Garamond Premier Pro
Palatino/Aldus
Minion Pro
Miller
Georgia
Futura
DIN Pro
Verdana
Gill Sans
Whitney

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10 I use frequently now:

Galliard
Optima nova
Futura
Requiem
Jupiter
Friz Quadrata
Sabon next
Darka
Deja Vu Sans Mono (for setting computer code)
LTC Metropolitan (aka Centaur)

10 I expect to use frequently soon:

Beorcana
Rialto
Garamond Premier
Lapture
Diogenes Digital
Greta Text
Atma
Elzevir
Legato
Palatino nova (including Aldus nova)

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I'd like to see the ten faces Hrant uses most often these days.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Hey, I just make the stuff - I don't touch it myself. ;-)

hhp

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Ah, yeah, sure, Hrant. ;-)

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@Hrant: Colon, hyphen, thorn.

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This is my first post!

DIN Next Pro
Neuzeit S
Avenir

Sentinel
Clarendon
Caecilia

Sabon
Dante
Adobe Caslon
Bauer Bodoni

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Futura all the way.

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Akzidenz Grotesk (Bold/medium best 's' of all time)
Garamond Premier (So complete)
Fedra Serif A (Strange love for those right angle cuts)
Futura (No explaination needed)
Univers (A better helvetiva minus the 'a')
Clarendon (My Christmas favourite)
Baskerville (So beautiful)
Calluna (Strange love for its serifs and ligatures)
Interstate (Very legible from the mwy, who knew?)
Bauer Bodoni (Once on mother's day)

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Fartura? A caricature of a typeface.

hhp