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May 24, 2016, 12:24 PM
 
Futura.

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May 24, 2016, 12:45 PM
 
Garamond.
     
subego  (op)
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May 24, 2016, 12:53 PM
 
Apple fangirl.
     
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May 24, 2016, 01:00 PM
 
Claude fangirl.

Also, my man Baskerville deserves a mention.
     
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May 24, 2016, 01:30 PM
 
Fitz Quadrata

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May 24, 2016, 01:57 PM
 
Eurostile.
     
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May 24, 2016, 02:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mike Wuerthele View Post
Eurostile.
Starfleet's favorite (TOS movie era)
     
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May 24, 2016, 02:33 PM
 
It is indeed.
     
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May 24, 2016, 02:41 PM
 
Bank Gothic
     
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May 24, 2016, 02:49 PM
 
^nice, for sans serifs I like the gothics.

Part of a test of a good font is if it's both iconic, but multipurpose, and still relevant years later. For that reason, I shy away from Gil Sans and Trump Medieval as being oh so late 80s and 90s trendy. I did so love them though.

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May 24, 2016, 03:56 PM
 
Garamond
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May 24, 2016, 04:29 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Starfleet's favorite (TOS movie era)
Nope, that was Microgamma. It says so right in the Tech Manual, published 1973. The movie's font was Microgamma also.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microgramma_(typeface)
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May 24, 2016, 05:18 PM
 
Huh. You learn something every day. Same designer.
     
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May 24, 2016, 05:37 PM
 
Yeah, that's part of what got me into fonts back in the 70s. That, and seeing Helvetica everywhere.

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May 24, 2016, 06:25 PM
 
Garamond was my first typeface love, but Apple played it out.
     
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May 25, 2016, 09:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by BadKosh View Post
Bank Gothic
     
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May 25, 2016, 12:20 PM
 
Used to like Myriad Pro, these days not really sure with the whole flat design thing.
     
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May 25, 2016, 05:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by starman View Post
Nope, that was Microgamma. It says so right in the Tech Manual, published 1973. The movie's font was Microgamma also.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microgramma_(typeface)
Microgramma was per the Tech Manual, but AFTER the series. Eurostile is similar to the "Navy Bold" (I don't know the actual name of the font) used in TOS. Microgramma "evolved" the look a little, but it was also a nicer font to kern for some of the specific stuff needed on the models.

Originally Posted by starman View Post
Yeah, that's part of what got me into fonts back in the 70s. That, and seeing Helvetica everywhere.
Helvetia Letraset letters were like "perfection" for me. Considering my handwriting, that's not saying a lot, but it was very much an eye opener that lettering could be done so consistently. Mechanical drawing came later, but I only got to be mediocre with lettering.

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May 25, 2016, 07:16 PM
 
Bitstream Charter. I love this font.
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May 25, 2016, 08:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Bitstream Charter. I love this font.
Would you say seeing it fills you with happineff?
     
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May 25, 2016, 10:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Would you say seeing it fills you with happineff?
I understand it is somewhat somber and ascetic, but that exactly fits the majority of my writing. The writings I am most proud of are set in this typeface. The fact that Charter has a complete set of math symbols in LaTeX is icing on the cake. If you ask me for a playful typeface that I like, I'd give a different answer (e. g. Feijoa).
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May 26, 2016, 07:41 AM
 
Don't have a lot of interest in these things (except for knowing what is terrible), but I used to like Bookman. It remains readable down to really small sizes.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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May 26, 2016, 08:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Bitstream Charter. I love this font.
Oooh, Matthew Carter and Bitstream... I got to meet him once for an independent college project. Very nice to take the time.
     
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May 26, 2016, 08:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
Oooh, Matthew Carter and Bitstream... I got to meet him once for an independent college project. Very nice to take the time.
Cool. Six years ago he has received a MacArthur Fellowship. At age 72!
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May 27, 2016, 06:07 PM
 
COMIC SAAAAAAANSSS!!!!


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