Do you remember the first typeface you fell in love with? I do. It was Fall 2005, and I fell hard for Franklin Gothic Medium. I didn't go through a Helvetica phase until later after I had graduated because I had a professor who forbid our love.
Rebound your first true love.
about 2 years ago
by Daniel Eden
The first typeface I fell in love with - and I know it's a cliché - was Helvetica. I always respected it, but steered clear for a long time. Now I tend to overuse it, I think.
In close second was Cabin.
about 2 years ago
Ah, Franklin. You have such beautiful i's.
by Lucas Di Mattia
I used to have a serious crush on Univers.
Thanks for everything, Adrian Frutiger!
by mike meulstee
I loved how big and bold and clean it was. I can't lie. Its making a little bit of a resurgence in my loves right now, so this was a fun homage.
by Jonathan Ogden
One of the first fonts I fell in love with. I remember spotting Sentinel in a couple of designs and drooling over it. I then went hunting it down like a mad man. I was trying to google things like 'Big slab serif font' and it wasn't bringing anything like it up. I eventually found it and used it on pretty much every design for the next couple of months. I'm not quite as obsessed now, but I still love it.
p.s. pardon the very poor pun, but I had to find something with a lowercase 'c' in it. Tis a thing of a beauty!
by Sebastian Hager
that´s my typographic first true love
by Christopher J Porter
My true typographic love, as long as it has enough space!
by Andrew Baumgartner
When I started my life in art school, we had to research a font that was given to us. My teacher chose Herb Lubalin's famous Avant Garde for me. I got hooked real quick, with that snazzy Q & R, and made endless crapshoot pieces with this font.
Background photo taken from a specimen sheet in U&lc
by Kuba Luberadzki
For a long, long time Frutiger was my weapon of choice. Finally in February I'm going to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport to see with my own eyes the wonderful job Mr. Frutiger did... Thank You Adrian, hope You are well!
by Chris Engler
Also a big fan of the Gotham family. Since it was already covered, figured I'd try something different.
by Alex Pankratov
Friendly, but without being obnoxious about it. Looks great when Cufon'd too.
Just quelling some rumours. The first font I fell in love with was actually Impact and not Comic Sans.
I, too am one of those who stayed away from Helvetica in the past since it's so overused, but kept coming back to it because it's such a beautiful typeface.
by John Duggan
[This shot is a rebound of Krista Engler's True Love playoff, a reflection on the first typeface to steal a designer's heart.]
I first saw Knockout utilized effectively in this article, and I was blown away by the mood it could create when used appropriately.
by Jason Krieger
I remember quite a few years ago when everyone and their mother were starting to go from Arial to Verdana as their go to font on websites. I wanted to be different and I switched it up to Georgia. I loved it so much I wanted to find something similar, but a bit more refined.
I came across Mrs. Eaves and have been using it on my personal site ever since. Just love it!
Bold, of course ;)
by Eric Guess
Like many first loves, this one was not meant to be.
by Ugur Akdemir
by Robin Bastien
My first type love as a designer was Calson. Before I was a designer, it would have to be Impact (don't judge - I was 14!).
Anyway - this is a fun playoff. What was YOUR first type love?
by Jeroen Hofman
by Dave Mikush
I was addicted.
by Danny Farmer
[This shot is a rebound of Krista Engler's True Love playoff, what was the first typeface to steal your heart.]
I cant help myself... it begs me to read it.
by Rodrigo Moraes
One of my typographic loves. I'm polygamist.
by Natashya Bay
If we're going to be honest here - my first typeface love was Myriad Pro, though I had a tendency to utilize the condensed portion of the family moreso than the rest. Also - while I was in school, this combination of colour and font was frequented by myself.
I've since fallen for fonts like Cronos, Sentinel, Fanwood, Cabin, etc.
by Brian Goold
As usual, I'm a little late to the party but thought I'd share anyway. I think Candy Script was the first typeface I truly fell in love with.
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