29.11.07

(t) "I use Absara a lot"

marian
(Marian Bantjes, tipógrafa y calígrafa canadiense)
1) Do you use frequently? (Why?)

I use Absara (by Xavier Dupré) a lot, though mostly for my own materials. (I don't typeset things much any more.) I fell in love with Absara in 2004 when I did a piece for FontShop (Font 004) and used Absara in it. It is so beautiful, especially the italic (and I was amazed how well the italic set on a curve!). So after that I bought it, and as I have made it my default font in InDesign, I use it every day.

2) prefer? (Why?)

Currently I am in LOVE with Jonathan Hoefler's Knox and Acropolis ... *especially* the Acropolis Black Italic. It is stunning, and so fun to work with. The angles make for incredible satisfaction when fitting text together. You have those moments of perfect, beautiful, logical alignment over and over again.

I am also a long-time fan of Frantizek Storm's typefaces, and Cobra is one of my favourites. Storm's type is always a little quirky and strange, which I really like.

3) He hates? (Why?)

I hate Myriad. It is so sexless. Individually, the letterforms are not objectionable, but everything set in Myriad looks like a humourless schoolmarm ... or a pasty schoolmaster; it's hard to say which. Myriad is neither here nor there, it has neither joy nor conviction, it is nothingness in a typeface.

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