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[May. 9th, 2005|12:30 am]


Hmm, curious to how anyone can hate Arial at large sizes. Set the kerning tight enough and you've basically got the bastard child of Helvetica and we all know how well Michael C Place uses that little puppy.

As for sickening devilish fonts, look no further than:

Bimini - At first I loved this font, but as time has worn on it's just become annoying. It's far too weak and spindly and the shape feels really daft. Anyone with half a brain would just use ITC Avant Garde instead.

Verdana - It's so damned boring, it's like looking at the plain boy/ girl at school and realising they'll never be anything. Verdana is a copy font, intended purely to be read and nothing more. It's a workhorse and as a result is the fall back for all copy. Hate it with a vengeance.

And that's all. In terms of fonts I really like using:

Helvetica - Roman, Bold and Heavy. Usually mixing them, such as with my business card: http://tinypic.com/4h6s6f

ITC Avant Garde - Saw it on the cover of Graphik, then the new Garbage album. Fell in love. Rounded, stark and sans. Yum!

Frutiger - Sometimes you need to go with the old favourites.

From: (Anonymous)
2013-03-26 08:12 pm (UTC)
You've shot yourself in the foot with your business card. Either you miss business opportunities thanks to that near-invisible underscore in your email address, or they're a bit more keen-eyed and think you're a bit crap at graphic design.
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[User Picture]From: recycled_sales
2013-03-26 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you for replying 8 years later with an insult. It's always good to see people take the time to be an idiot.
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