Thursday, July 24, 2008
What 10 typefaces could you not live without?
Ok, new Q&A section on Villatype! Inspired by today's article in the National Post. The article did a really short but very good review of Typecon 2008. The author structured the article around a discussion among designers: "If you were stuck on a desert island and only had 10 fonts..."
this was there list:
Helvetica Neue Light
Century Schoolbook Condensed Light
Here is my top 10 list in no particular order (which is a huge challenge, I may only have a true top 3 or 4, the rest are revolving):
Adobe Caslon Pro
DIN (I like the fontshop set)
Plantin (an unexpected favourite thanks to Monocle mag)
Chronicle dek & display
Clarendon (for the numbers!)
I would say Caecelia, Mrs. Eaves, Scala sans, and TheSans would have been on that list two years ago. If this were a wish list, it would be a different list! Maybe that's a question for next time.
So, what is your top 10? Feel free to specify specific weights, or not... up to you!