What's your font type?

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oh no! indiefont guilt! oh no!

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

I've been trying to figure out this one for ages. It's the font that appears on the '88-'89 My Bloody Valentine releases. I talked to numerous people and finally nailed it down. It looks like 'bauhaus' but it's not, it's Wexford medium:

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

when i'm feeling classy i go with futura but usually i'm an impact man.

Felonious Drunk (Felcher), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

tahoma and verdana own

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

haha there's a font called FREYA?

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

I often wonder how people mock up spoofs of things in Photoshop that rely on the same font being used. There should be some website where you can upload a scan of a letter and it tells you what font it is. Maybe there is.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Hurrah for Spencer's detective work! That's very good knowledge, that.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

there is something calming and hypnotic about the phrase "mock up spoofs of things"

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

There should be, yes, but I am doubtful as to whether it's currently possible. You'd certainly need more than a single letter.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

I use Georgia for webviewing porpoises. It's quite elegant for a webfont, and those non-aligning numerals... yum.

Otherwise, you cannot be a bit of Garamond.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have a soft spot for Courier. It was sad when the US govt abandonded it recently. I use TW Cent at work.

Magic City (ano ano), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

You cannot beat a bit of Garamond.

You can, in fact, be a bit of Garamond, as I will be the first to tell you. I was a 9 point italic 's' for several months last year.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

There should be some website where you can upload a scan of a letter and it tells you what font it is. Maybe there is.

something similar:

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Wow.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

It's like I ruled the world.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

You mean you don't!!!!????

Maddie (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

JTN is right about Georgia.

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have now switched to Georgia.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 17:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

Always the bandwagon jumper.

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

Ew - it's all a bit dense with the single spaced New Answers page.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

Hmm, I have just switched and am not convinced.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

I am thinking of SWITCHING BACK.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

I am now reading you in Garamond. This is a distinct improvement.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

I don't like the way the underline intersects the bottom loop of the g's, mind. Pre-hypertext font hazards ahoy.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

On reflection, all the descenders look a bit silly when underlined.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

I am going with Optima for a while.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes I think ILx might be improved if I read it in Dingbats.

Carson the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

comic sans LOL

Mandee, Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

I said I loved comic sans here at work once to be funny - but my co-worker chimed in with how much she loved it, too.. and how much she loved it in purple, even.

mandee, Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

Comic Sans can eat my shorts. I know it's the number one hated font amongst people who care about these things, and so complaining about it is a bit tedious, but I really, really dislike it.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

PURPLE COMIC SANS!

I bet she draws little hearts over her 'i's as well.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

I like the "bittersweet" font:

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

It makes me laugh just seeing the name - imagine what a whole Health & Safety manual set in it can do to me.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

Bittersweet is very attractive.

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

Which makes you laugh, N. - comic sans, or bittersweet?

mandee, Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

Oh, comic sans.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

obituaries should be written in comic sans just to lighten the mood.

mandee, Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

I actually used to type the obituaries at a newspaper. I should have experimented with fonts.

mandee, Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

Really, I think everyone would be a lot nicer to each other if all notices were in it.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

http://bancomicsans.com/home.html

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

Lucida Grande is still my browser/OS font of choice. Couldn't bear anything else.

Andale Mono for terminal font is fantastic

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

Lucida Grande, all the way

Tadpole (calstars), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

The kerning on Lucida Grande is abysmal!

I have spent the last two nitemarish months in my capacity as brand guru trying to find a screenfont that is acceptable to the whole organisation I work for, and this thread is starting to give me flashbacks.

Jerry the Nipper (Jerrynipper), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

Century Gothic, here.

C J (C J), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:23 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have spent the last two nitemarish months in my capacity as brand guru trying to find a screenfont that is acceptable to the whole organisation I work for, and this thread is starting to give me flashbacks.

You should have just went for the Comic Sans!

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

Lucida Grande is like a bad version of Trebuchet.

N. (nickdastoor), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

I prefer Tiresias.

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

Very nice.

Ricardo (RickyT), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:32 (10 years ago) Permalink

Garamond since '98

Holla!

pholm, Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

Caek, I'm still not sure there's an electronic version. I spoke to a foundry which had wexford, but it wasn't even the same font.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 18:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

thank you both, will let you know if I turn anything up

caek, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 18:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

That's the foundry I spoke to. Their wexford is something else. That image of Wexford was posted by someone on a font identification board in response to my question. They didn't know whether there was an electronic version. I'm assuming your interest is also My Bloody Valentine related...

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 18:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

I've been looking forever :(

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 18:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/forum/viewthread.php?threadid=50076

"Wexford Medium -- issued by VGC -- digital by Castcraft’s OPTIFonts as Eton (they are difficult to deal with and expensive)"

caek, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 19:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Not so much MBV. I'm looking to do a kind of pastiche of Blue Note album artwork without usng Bauhaus, which I have an irrational hatred of.

caek, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 19:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

I invented this font in MS paint a while ago because I couldn't find a 3x3 font that I liked. Soon I found a site that allowed me to build it-- but it took out some of the stuff I wanted, like monospace (as it stands some shapes are 1x3 or 2x3, like periods and spaces and brackets) but other than that I love it, it is my font, and btw if anyone knows how to fix my monospace woes I can hook you up.

Will M., Wednesday, 11 June 2008 19:08 (6 years ago) Permalink

xp, I'm something like this:

caek, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 19:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm looking for something like this.

caek, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 19:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

How about Horatio Bold?

Alba, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 19:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

interesting idea, terrible font
http://www.ecofont.eu/look_at_ecofont_en.html

i have my browser set to use vag rounded by default. it makes reading bbc reports of mass murder seem like fun...

koogs, Thursday, 18 December 2008 10:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

rotis. Still loving it.

mose def (kenan), Thursday, 18 December 2008 11:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh hey can you send me that font (VAG i mean)? used to have but lost it somehow xp

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Thursday, 18 December 2008 11:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

is on the laptop but i just downloaded it from a free font site like this one (but it wasn't this exact one):

http://www.webpagepublicity.com/free-fonts-v.html

koogs, Thursday, 18 December 2008 11:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...

we use that ecofont in our company now.

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 13:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Font 242.

StanM, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 14:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

I need a modern looking sans serif font for our company logos, any ideas?

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Tuesday, 12 January 2010 22:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

I'm only a minor font nerd, but I thought this was cool:
http://iotic.com/averia/

sockless in moccasins (jaymc), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Frutiger STD & its many incarnations has been my go-to practical-use font for some time now.

fishermen are coveted by whores & stoners (Pillbox), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have a longstanding love of 50s scripty fonts like Murray Hill, probably ingrained from childhood via motel signage like Holiday Inn.

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

10 months pass...

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