Posts tagged: fonts
You need to buy some of these fonts today from Fonts.com Fontacular Sale, which ends today. Some of them are darn good deals. I purchased Freight Display, because the Freight family is amazing and I need to start somewhere. This one is a headline font, useful in similar contexts to the Chronicle typeface used by the Spokesman, but sharper and a touch more oldstyle and with a much, much quirkier Italic.
I'm also considering purchasing some of the following:
Mundo Sans, which is an incredibly understated humanist sans that can and should replace any use of Gill Sans someone tries to foist onto you. This one is a real workhorse sans-serif and it's so transparent and easy to read that it makes one of the best body copy text faces you'll ever use.
Bodoni Egyptian is a historical fiction designed by Nick Shinn, who does a lot of bespoke newspaper typefaces. You will not find a more knowledgeable and discerning type designer on the planet, IMO. This one is a re-imagining of Bodoni as a monoline square-serifed Egyptian, which has an elegant yet rugged feel.
There are a few others in there that are really great also, so if you were in the market, there's something for everything. The ones I picked aren't sexy by any means, but they are serious workhorses that will stand up under the harshest of scrutiny and give your designs real street-cred amongst the font Illuminati.
Well, if that isn't disappointing. If you're going to name your font after the greatest of all fonts, the incredible and nuanced Comic Sans MS, then you had better deliver.
A guy made a programming font called Cosmic Sans Neue Mono, which had everyone's heart palpitate just a little, but it's not really anything special.
My official recommendation is to pretend you never heard of this and go on with your lives.
Because I get asked this all the time, I thought I'd share with you the best way to identify a font.