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Joined: 5 Oct 2012 - 3:12pm
Help by 'feeling' for the style of font for a site/blog logo or text

Hello to all,

I know the importance of good graphic design - but don't have the means to have a graphic designer revisit mine (which I'm trying to set up).
Nevertheless, maybe something can be done about the font, at least for the header/name (the rest I think I'll keep in Tahoma or courrier). Would you give me your feel about a font if I describe what is the aim of the site and what I whish to express?
I know well it's a personal choice, but my range of font is extremely limited, so all advise, feel, any idea would be really welcome!

The site will about saving a home/ historical, the subject serious, communicated mostly through pictures but also some text of course. The content Iam aiming for is clear, honest, and also aesthetic. The design and structure so far I wish as clean, simple, but significant - there should be an own identity to the title/ name. I haven't designed a logo yet, so for the moment I just wish to give as much meaning to the name by choice of font as possible, it's 'deeprooted'.
I was going for Arial in size 72, bold black, but maybe there are more fitting choices with a stronger identity -

have you alternatives in mind?

many many thanks - let me know if I should clarify

Nick Curtis's picture
Joined: 21 Apr 2005 - 8:16am

Cooper Black.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am

If you're limited to system fonts I think Georgia and Constantia convey a mood compatible with what you're describing (partly because they have hefty Bolds, and you seem to want weight).

BTW, Tahoma is flawed for extended text (too tight) which is why Verdana was created.


Joshua Langman's picture
Joined: 14 Nov 2010 - 12:22am

Can you link to the site or post an image or some text so we can see a sample of what the fonts will be used for?