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Which typefaces would you pick to set these words:
For all? Not a seperate typeface for each of the words?
It's a trick questions, right?
Any typographer knows (if one indeed can call oneself a "typographer" nowadays) that context, inflection and intent influence the choice of typefaces and treatment.
Since you've only given words to set, any face might do.
1 Electra Regular
2 Electra Italic
3 Electra Bold
Oh. Sorry. I thought you were looking for one that fits all three. Hmm. I guess I need to think a bit more. Electra does fit all three though. Dwiggins was ahead of his time, he had tons of passion (enough to drive CH Griffith nuts), and is a legend.
I wonder what Massimo would say? :-)
He might have said 3 Helveticas as well :-)
1, Erik Spiekermann's FF Mt Bk (published April 1 'O7) (being innovative itself in it's space saving lack of vowels)
2, My own horrid, derivative and error riddled as-yet un-named typeface, being my first attempt at a typeface. with some work and a bit of passion, I can only get better.
3, The legendary Blackadder
you cant go wrong!
This were the ones that came to my head at this time hehe...
Garamond (specifically Premier Pro...)
An HFJ set:
1. Numbers Prospect
2. Mercury Display Italic
3. Gotham Medium
1 - Base Nine
2 - Cronos Italic
3 - Baskerville
1. No idea. This word is so wilted by marketing abuse I can't think straight...maybe some light grotesque set in all caps with generous letterspacing?
1 -- Legato
2 -- Thesis (You have to have passion to do a family like that)
3 -- Garamond
How about these then?
1. Innovation -> Universal: from H. Bayer
2. Passion -> Zapfino: from H. Zapf
3. Legendary -> Garamond: from it self (1530)
4. Desire -> Bodoni: from it self, its a sexy type
5. Inspire -> Comic Sans (just kidding) -> Loreto: A revival of the first book printed in Argentina, its my inspiration.
Innovation: that nice sans (Axis, it think. Only available in Japan?) done by the Japanese guy at Linotype (If he can't be bothered to sell it in English, I won't be bothered to remember his name).
Passion: What kind of passion? Hitler was probably passionate about certain things. But I bet I could find something by Ale Paul that does the job in any case.
Legendary: Again a reference would be nice. Legendary: Wild Bill Hickock, a Roman Emperor, General Patton, Dirty Harry, etc.
I did enjoy seeing Chris' recommendation Requium. For certain legendary things it would be exceptional.
Disclaimer: I value my opinion, but there is little reason for this to carry over to anyone else.
Although I agreed with what's Norbert wrote :
“Any typographer knows (if one indeed can call oneself a “typographer” nowadays) that context, inflection and intent influence the choice of typefaces and treatment.”
I play the game and I my point of view here the result at 11:02 AM, Thursday, august 21, 2007. An other day, in an other context, the choice could be different:
I'll play along.
Etelka Light, Dolly Bold, Whitman Reg.
yours are good!
Hopefully I won't get a flogging for this... it's all in jest!
The David Carson version:
Puke! (that is the response you were soliciting??)
Nah, just end-of-workday boredom :)
3. Jenson Classico
Innovation: Auto (3 italics) or Klavika
Passion: Bello Pro (Underware again, because it's just a marvellous face)
Legendary: Caslon or Dante
Sorry, couldn't pick one.
Auto italics, Bello pro nad dolly are relly original, i try not to use them much, they are addictive XD
> Auto italics, Bello pro nad dolly are relly original, i try not to use them much, they are addictive XD
I want 'em all.
Luckily, I might have an opportunity to purchase Dolly in a couple of days. But I'm not sure yet. At least it's not too expensive.
How and where are the words going to be displayed? In isolation, or in text? Separately, or close to each other? At what sizes? In print or on screen? At what resolutions? In what colours? Will the words be reversed out of a darker background?
For individual words, the best solution may well be custom lettering. Typefaces exist to make it easy to compose large quantities of text. If you only have three words to worry about, you can make something much more interesting and tailored to both content and circumstance by creating custom lettering.
Yeah, what he said.
it would sort of make sense to supply your own context.
(be it ever so humble)
let your imagination fly! :)
its a game!
its a game!
Sorry, I thought it was typography.
> its a game!
"Not mutually exclusive."
I somewhat interpreted it as what fonts I find innovative etc.
I guess I should have read the question more closely... 'to set these words'.
Oh well. ;)
Thank you all for playing the game so far. To put it into context: This was a small brainstorming session for a friend of mines work. He used to be a typographer/designer and has now crossed into the photography realm. However he can not quite let go of his former love so he decided to combine them and has started making a series of typographic handmade hi res images. I've included one for reference here. More to come as we go;-) This is where art meets type, where the meaning is not necesarily obvious at first glance.
That looks interesting. Please post any other experiments here as well. Or link to them anyway. :)
Hello Quincunx, off topic but anyway, I really like your typeface design on sixtypound. Nice work!
> Hello Quincunx, off topic but anyway, I really like your typeface design on sixtypound. Nice work!
Well, one offtopic post is probably not too bad ;)
So, thanks! It's not finished yet, I've put it aside for a while, to get back to it with a fresh eye. (Is that even correct English? Oh well..)
Correct English? What do I know, I'm Norwegian. Know what you mean though;-)