Roboto in work for all display, websites, posters as its clean and fresh
Arial or Segoe UI Light for home
I refuse to use Comic Sans at work, nobody seems to have noticed yet. I usually use Calibri or Arial depending on how it looks for the document.
Courier New for personal writing work, looks best (for me) on a script and using sans serif fonts is a nightmare for that.
Came here expecting comments on comic sans - wasn't disappointed but saddened.
Garacesh (2nd June 2014)
Was going to say the first rule of graphic design is:
NO comic sans
But the cartoon is way better!!
(btw - understand about the 'a' in CS but it should be used in moderation -not for everything)
This may be a bit controversial, but I love Comic Sans, and use it in all my emails...
I stick with the defaults usually in Word & Excel, then it varies in more graphical stuff... but would hate to lose Comic Sans :-p
I now use font management software (http://www.fontexplorerx.com/) which allows me to preview and temporarily install fonts as and when I need them (I have over 20,000 saved in other folders!). I would recommend this kind of software for anyone who needs to use lots of different fonts. Not free, but worth it IMO.
Back to favourite fonts. I've had many faves over the years, but I'll stick to what I use at the moment. I like the way that standard sans serifs have headed toward a more humanist design recently, with the default font in Windows 7 now being Microsoft's Segoe UI. On the VeryPC website we use Google's Open Sans for body text which is very similar in design to Segoe to give our visitors a nice familiar typeface so they feel at home when browsing. We tend to use the 'light' versions of these to keep the content nice and bright and airy - modern high res diplays and anti-aliasing in browsers handle light fonts much better these days. Our website heading font is Adelle (light weight again), which has very similar curves to Open Sans but is a gentle slab serif, so they complement each other nicely (similarities, but distinctly different - a good rule to follow when pairing fonts). My current favourite font to use has to be League Gothic - not suitable for body text but a lovely clean condensed geometric face which is great for headline attention grabbing without being garish - we use it in our promotional artwork currently (kerned down to bring the letters closer for a more dramatic effect). League Gothic is free to download, as are all of the fonts on the League of Moveable Type website - some really great examples of lovely typography on there, I recommend a visit.
kearton (2nd June 2014)
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