When do you use Condensed fonts?

pers0n's picture

I searched the forums and Google for this topic, but didn't really find much on it. I know condensed fonts are for cramming more words in a spot, but should you use them just because you like it better than the regular version? Or do you only use them when you need something on 1 line and there are too many words to make it fit?

And if you use both together on say a table of contents page or on the same page will that still look good or is that acceptable?

.00's picture

should you use them just because you like it better than the regular version?

Sure.

Again paraphrasing Duke Ellington... "If it looks good, it is good."

Si_Daniels's picture

Assuming the content doesn't have to be read/shouldn't be read (ie credit card application legalese) and is there just to look like a nice block of gray text, in an artistic kind of way, then why not?

Down10's picture

I use them for businesses with really long names who want the whole thing on one line.

Condensed type also tends to look more "serious". Don't ask me why that is.

russellm's picture

Uh, Si, Maybe you don't want to read what you're signing up for with a credit card...

:o)

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