Re: typeface to go with photographs of various kinds

From: Ryuji Suzuki ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/26/04-10:26:46 AM Z
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From: Jonathan Taylor <>
Subject: Re: typeface to go with photographs of various kinds
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 10:59:52 -0400

> 2) Avoid those tired "basic" typefaces. We're all probably aware
> that most computers shipped since the 80's came with a basic set of
> free fonts. It goes without saying if you want something subtle,
> distinctive, or fresh, none of these will be suitable. Sadly there
> are some nice designs included in this group: Helvetica, Palatino,
> and Zapf Chancery.

However, there are a few nicely designed fonts that are freely
available though some of them they are not allowed to be distributed
as a part of software packages. Adobe Utopia, Bitstream Charter and
LIDO-STF are my favorites. Other than these, Adobe sells an OpenType
collection for educational users at a ridiculously low price
(considering their regular prices).

> 3) Consider the history and background of the typeface.

Perhaps learning history is not that hard, especially for those
classic ones that can be easily looked up. But background of
computer-age designs seem to require a bit of studying the type to
read the elements... (or even some from 20c before computer age)

Ryuji Suzuki
"You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
(Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
Received on Mon Jul 26 10:27:11 2004

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