The Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit
The movie? Most excellent. Just the right amount of history, real world examples, well chosen music, and a slew of design luminaries that describe their experiences with the ubiquitous font—pro and con.
Got me to thinking about my relationship with type. I’ve no real allegiance, though I’ve a fond spot in my heart for Univers. I fall in that category where I don’t like to fret too much about fonts—there are always other things to worry about (like content for instance.) Then the web throws in that wrench of what’s installed on machines.
A dozen fonts you’d always found installed on my computer? (in no order)
Univers, Thesis (serif and sans), Trade Gothic (Naz inspired this addition), Helvetica (the whole family), Lubalin Graph (or some such slab serif), Futura, Interstate, Avenir, Bookman (complete, love the swash, seldom use it), Silkscreen, and sometimes but not-so-much – VAG rounded.
Man, I’m boring. I need to branch out.
Current music: Say Hi To Your Mom “Poor Pete Is A Bit Self Conscious”