Q Jenn asks... What are your favorite 5 serif and sans-serif typefaces? Do you find yourself more old school or do you enjoy working with newer typefaces?
a I am going to answer this a little differently.
If I am doing a print project and need a font for body copy I go old school and use either Helvetica or Vendome. I really like Helvetica for sans-serif because I think it is really well designed. I know many object to it as being over used. But it feels like a little black dress to me. That old stand by that always works. For a serif font my favorite is Vendome, I like the pointy serifs. I really the the weights of both of these fonts. I use Verdana for the body copy on my blog. No so much because I love it but because it gives me the right weight and color in a block of copy.
That said I do very little work that involves lots of body copy. If I did book design or large publications I would have more favorites in this category.
I really like new fonts and am rather fickle. I have a love affair and then move on. I have a real weakness for typewriter fonts. From American Typewriter to my current fav Junkos Typewriter with many in between.
This is how I have been using Junkos recently...
I like how Junkos works with my Cordially Yourz. And I like just using the one word which changes from my Facebook page to my etsy store to my spoonflower storefront. It helps me brand all these pieces of my biz.
Hultog Snowdrift is going to be making its debut here in the new year.
And I really love those new modern calligraphy fonts.
So Jenn I hope this sort of answers your questions. And everybody... what is your favorite font?