another week, another question


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.

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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...

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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.

I also like hand lettered fonts a lot. Mine and others. I use Cordially Yourz here on my site. I also use my Dearest John a lot too. Recently I bought the Paris Serif family.

Screen Shot 2012-12-13 at 10.18.43 AM I used that for GIVEAWAY in my recent posts.

Hultog Snowdrift is going to be making its debut here in the new year.


And I really love those new modern calligraphy fonts.

jacques-&-GillesI've started making a font like this and then stopped and started again. So many people do this so well that I should just buy a bunch of my favorites and be done with it.

So Jenn I hope this sort of answers your questions. And everybody... what is your favorite font?