I recently got in to a heated discussion with a designer friend of mine, who believes "Zapfino" can never be used in graphic design or art to produce "amazing" work.

I personally think typefaces are like tools, each with a spectrum of uses or applicable scenarios. Some typefaces have a wide spectrum of uses while some have a much narrower window. I think to suggest that a typeface can never be used to produce beautiful work is underestimating human creativity and the infinity of creative possibilities.

I have tried to find examples of Zapfino used amazingly but have not managed the knock-out punch. I would greatly appreciate help in locating these.

Plus what do you guys think about this debate in general.
Its my first time here so be nice. Thank you.

Hello all,

I'm having a problem and hopefully you type-wizards want to help me out...
I've been asked to design a birth announcement, the father is Dutch and the mother is Greek so the announcement should be bilingual.
I'm already using Zapfino but can't find a font that has Greek characters and matches Zapfino.

Does someone have suggestions or hints how I should handle this?

A big thanks in advance,

I'm a young teacher who is interested in framing a print of William Ernest Henley's poem Invictus in the complicated typeface Zapfino. I am experienced with computers, but not at all with digital typography. Zapfino Extra has many guidelines for usage, and this is probably not a job I can handle myself. Not to mention, I don't own the font family and it's very expensive.

Do you have any suggestions about how I might be able to have this done? A copy of the poem and a couple links of interest are provided. Thank you!



Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

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