||[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.