What's your font type?

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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

Lucida Grande is like a bad version of Trebuchet.

I'm not that crazy about Trebuchet, but it would make a great baby name.

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

Lucida Grande is like a bad version of Trebuchet.

I used to use Trebuchet but it has a harshness to it on my laptop screen that's hard on my eyes after awhile.

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

Caslon Antique!

Bonus points for those who can name the band who used this font!

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

Trick of the trade:

http://www.identifont.com

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

Bonus points for those who can name the band who used this font!

This looks similar:

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 13 April 2004 18:41 (10 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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