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I am trying to decide on a typeface to use for my own portfolio/identity. I'm a pretty big fan of Din, but it seems like it is being a little overused lately. I like how it is mildy- techy and mildly-retro feeling, but not over the top, I suppose. It feels very what-you-see-is-what-you-get (objective, maybe) while still having a bit of distinction. Of note, industries I'm interested in working with in the future: design-industry related (architecture, ID, etc), fine-art/gallery, editorial/book design/publishing.
I am looking for other typefaces similar to Din: objective, modern, geometic. It would be great if this typeface could work well for both headlines and for body type, print and web. I'm putting together a web portfolio, resume and business card.
I'm new to all of this (just finishing up my degree) and still trying to figure out what it is that I'm responding to when I have a reaction to a typeface - good or bad - and I really like Din. I liked Neutraface for a while (but now it feels a little too quirky for my tastes), and Trade Gothic has been a staple of mine for sometime. I don't know what all of these have in common.
I appreciate the help!