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I Wants These Fonts [Khoi Vinh]

Khoi Vinh's suggestions for exceedingly beautiful typefaces:

  • Omnes: The Hairline, Thin and Extra Light versions of Joshua Dardens Omnes are gorgeous. Theyre an elegant and slightly more playful alternative to the heavily used Light and Ultra Light weights of Helvetica Neue, and theres just the slightest hint of a deco feel in there that I find to be very swank, for lack of a better term.
  • Apex Serif by Chester Jenkins.
  • Process Type Foundry's Klavika, a slab serif.
  • Hoefler&Frere-Jones' emphatic Ziggurat. It features exceedingly satisfying slab serifs and, for me, has something of the same comforting quality of New Century Schoolbook, one of my all-time favorites. But it is so evocative of the archetypes of Egyptian types that Im not sure it would really work for me. Still, I could look at it for hours.
  • Black Sabbath: Speaking of typefaces I'll never use, I get a kick out of Stefan Kjartansson's Black Slabbath, which is at once imposing and deadpan hilarious. On the sales page for it, the copy describes Black Slabbath as colossally black, and I couldn't put it any better. I find it entertaining as heck the way its forms seem to punch holes in the page (or screen); it's so over-the-top aggressive that its quite charming.

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file name: Rick Valicenti Chester Jenkins Apex Serif 2003


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file name: Rick Valicenti Chester Jenkins Apex Serif 2003e


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file name: Rick Valicenti Chester Jenkins Apex Serif 2003g


file name: Edouard Hoffmann Max Miedinger Helvetica Neue Linotype Version 1983


file name: Edouard Hoffmann Max Miedinger Helvetica Neue Linotype Version 1983b


file name: Joshua Darden Jesse Ragan Omnes 2006


file name: Stefan Kjartansson Black Sabbath 2008b







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