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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dbcooper » 08 Feb 2014, 20:06

Ellie wrote:
GinSlinger wrote:There is never a reason to sans serif!

Times New Roman always and forever.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Mo » 08 Feb 2014, 20:07

Palatino Linotype bitches.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by GinSlinger » 08 Feb 2014, 20:08

Ellie wrote: I need to find some pearls so I can clutch them!
Just for you:
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by the innominate one » 08 Feb 2014, 20:28

At a college at which I am teaching for the first time, the in-house lab exercises are in Comics Sans.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dbcooper » 08 Feb 2014, 20:29

I did my thesis in Univers 45 light.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by GinSlinger » 08 Feb 2014, 20:38

I just don't know what to say to either of you.

I'm going to go weep for the world.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dbcooper » 08 Feb 2014, 20:40

Microfluidics never looked so elegant, so beautiful. It's also a very good body text typeface.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Andrew » 08 Feb 2014, 20:45

There are fonts in Word besides TNR?
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Ellie » 08 Feb 2014, 20:46

Andrew wrote:There are fonts in Word besides TNR?
There's the shitty default font with shitty default spacing raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by GinSlinger » 08 Feb 2014, 20:50

Ellie wrote:
Andrew wrote:There are fonts in Word besides TNR?
There's the shitty default font with shitty default spacing raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar
UGH! Ariel.

On one of my copies of Word I can't get the "normal" style to default to TNR, although I did get "no spacing" to do so. It's always making my eyes bleed until I remember to change styles.

I really wish browsers could force font settings. Also wish Gmail would still let me set the default font to serif.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dbcooper » 08 Feb 2014, 20:51

It's another one now. The new default serif font is actually pretty good, especially for math.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by GinSlinger » 08 Feb 2014, 20:54

Mo wrote:Palatino Linotype bitches.
I'm not thrilled by the disconnect in Ps etc., but it at least is serif.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dbcooper » 08 Feb 2014, 20:55

I do adobe garamond pro for my CV.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by GinSlinger » 08 Feb 2014, 20:59

dbcooper wrote:It's another one now. The new default serif font is actually pretty good, especially for math.
True, it's Calibri I detest. Got Ariel confused because it used to be the default in .ppt. Those rounded stems, those horrible rounded stems.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dhex » 08 Feb 2014, 22:00

calibri is ok in all caps as a header, far less so in any other form. cambria or whatever the default serif happens to be is actually nice for body copy.

univers is a nice choice; i think you'd get some subtle old school keyboard pings out of people old enough to notice but not fontsensical enough to actually realize.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dbcooper » 08 Feb 2014, 22:03

Univers was used in 2001: Space Odyssey. So was Eurostyle, apperently.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by dhex » 08 Feb 2014, 22:07

eurostile is a space odyssey.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by the innominate one » 08 Feb 2014, 23:06

I think you guys might be a little too concerned about fonts.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by lunchstealer » 09 Feb 2014, 00:02

dbcooper wrote:It's another one now. The new default serif font is actually pretty good, especially for math.
Yeah, they switched to a Garamond default in '07, didn't they?
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by lunchstealer » 09 Feb 2014, 00:03

dbcooper wrote:I did my thesis in Univers 45 light.
I did my thesis in TNR or something like it, with some sans-serif font for headings, etc. They made me change it to goddamned Courier. WHAT THE EVERLOVING FUCK, GRADUATE DEAN'S OFFICE?

WHAT
THE
EVER
LOVING
FUCKING
FUCK?
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Warren » 09 Feb 2014, 00:10

You mean because no one can tell the difference between TNR and Courier?
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by lunchstealer » 09 Feb 2014, 00:24

Warren wrote:You mean because no one can tell the difference between TNR and Courier?
You can mistake a fixed-width font for a proportional-width font? Seriously, they wanted it too look like I'd fucking typed it. I'm astonished they let me justify the margins. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a particularly big fan of TNR, but it's not as godawful as Courier.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Ayn_Randian » 09 Feb 2014, 09:18

All of us in the legal world are ossified in TNR 12 pt., except for the Ohio Courts of Appeal, which require TNR 16 pt. because they are all 90 years old, apparently.
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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by JasonL » 09 Feb 2014, 10:56

TNR is a bit jarring when you see it in business emails these days. At least in my world. Looks like you trying to be formal to an off putting degree. I don't deal in formal documents or correspondence much though. Presentations and emails is how business gets done, the we send stuff to lawyers and contracts people and they ossify the terms in TNR.

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Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Post by Jennifer » 09 Feb 2014, 11:42

If you want to discuss appalling fonts, check out the "human flesh font" here. (Do NOT do this if you are eating, or sensitive to gross pictures.)

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/214585/ ... ur-psyche/
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