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These Are a Few of Our Favourite Fonts

Jan 5

These Are a Few of Our Favourite Fonts

With so many fonts available these days (literally thousands), it’s sometimes hard to choose which to use when approaching a new project. That being said, all of us here at Mouth Media have a few favourites that we find ourselves coming back to time after time.

So without further adieu, here’s a short list of a few of our favourites (in alphabetical order):

Adobe Garamond Pro
Garamond is an old style serif typeface originally used in the 1540’s. Adobe Garamond Pro is a digital interpretation of the original Garamond typefaces and was created by Adobe type designer Robert Slimbach in 1989.

Century Gothic
Century Gothic is a geometric sans-serif typeface created in 1991. It was created as a version of Futura with a larger x-height and more even stroke width, and is known for its single-story lowercase “a” and “g”.

DIN
DIN is a realist sans-serif typeface. The earliest version of a DIN typeface was released by the D Stempel AG foundry in 1923.

Foundry Journal
Foundry Journal is a sans-serif typeface and was created in 1995. It is a reworking of the Quay Sans typeface designed earlier for ITC.

Futura
Futura is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed between 1924 and 1926. It is based on geometric shapes that became representative of the Bauhaus design style of 1919–1933.

Gotham
Gotham is a family of geometric sans-serif typefaces designed by American type designer Tobias Frere-Jones in 2000. The Gotham typeface was also the font choice for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Helvetica Neue
Helvetica is a sans-serif typeface and was created in 1957 by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann at the Haas type foundry. Helvetica Neue is a reworking of the original Helvetica typeface with a more structurally unified set of heights and widths.

Memphis
Memphis is a slab serif font created in 1929 by Rudolph Wolf of the Stempel Foundry. The Memphis typeface is weighted virtually the same throughout the letterform and is intended to make a rational, purposeful impression. Memphis is typically used for headlines, advertising or short text blocks.

Trajan Pro
Trajan is an old style serif typeface designed in 1989 by Carol Twombly for Adobe. Trajan’s design is based on the Roman square capitals used for the inscription at the base of Trajan’s Column (which is where this typeface gets its name from). Trajan Pro was created in 2001 and is an OpenType version of this typeface.