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🥁 [POLL] Fonts everywhere! 🤯

Instead of a game, why not a longer poll to change the scenery a bit?

So, if you’re a graphic designer, writer or have any other font-involving activities, feel free to vote :wink:


How many fonts do you have?

  • ~1K (I like to keep it small and tidy :sunglasses: )
  • 1K-10K (I’m a font addict :eyes: )
  • 10K-100K+ (I live for option paralysis! :crazy_face: )

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What font manager do you use? (feel free to comment why)

  • Suitcase Fusion
  • FontExpert
  • FontBase
  • RightFont
  • NexusFont
  • FontExplorer X
  • Other (comment below)
  • None

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How do you organize your fonts?

  • I have them sorted by categories and/or keywords
  • I just randomly throw new fonts at my font manager
  • I don’t organize them nor use a font manager

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Do you know the difference between a typeface and a font?

  • Duh! :wink:
  • Uhm… :thinking:

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Do you know the visual difference between a sans, serif & slab-serif?

  • Duh! :wink:
  • Uhm… :thinking:

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What kind of font person are you?

  • :drooling_face: Freebie Hunter (I only have eyes for free fonts)
  • :money_with_wings: Small Pockets (I pay for a font I like once in a while)
  • :moneybag: VIP / Premium (willing to pay for any font I want)

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How important are fonts in your line of work?

  • Fonts are a critical part of my work
  • I don’t rely on fonts for my work
  • I create new fonts, so… :sunglasses:

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How much time do you spend choosing the right fonts for a piece of work?

  • :slot_machine: Less than 5-10 minutes
  • :mantelpiece_clock: Half an hour, an hour tops!
  • :dizzy_face: Hours, sometimes a whole day

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What are the most important qualities a font must have for you?

  • Appearance (…is everything!)
  • Price tag (it always comes down to money)
  • Popularity (gotta live among the cool kids, right?)
  • Number of fonts included in a typeface (gimme more)
  • Font age (must stand the test of time)
  • Must come from an established type foundry
  • Must stand out from the crowd (Indie type foundry)
  • Multi-language support (no more boundaries)

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Which 3 generic typefaces would you choose if your life depended on it?

  • Arial
  • Verdana
  • Helvetica
  • Georgia
  • Calibri
  • Garamond
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Lucida
  • Tahoma
  • Times New Roman
  • Comic Sans
  • Courier

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What websites do you usually get your fonts from?

  • daFont
  • FontSquirrel
  • Google Fonts
  • FontSpring
  • FontSpace
  • FontStruct
  • 1001fonts
  • UrbanFonts
  • FontFabric
  • CreativeMarket
  • Adobe Fonts
  • Behance Fonts
  • Envato Fonts
  • FontShop
  • MyFonts
  • Fonts .com
  • Others (let us know & comment below)

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What are your most used or go-to typefaces/fonts? (comment below)

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I used Suitcase Fusion for a couple of years but I got sick of it for being so slow and clunky, so I’ve moved to FontExpert since it’s uber-super fast! However, I do miss a lot of essential features from Suitcase Fusion.


As for the last question, my go-to fonts are:

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I make use of the pre-installed font folder on my computer. My 3 generic typefaces have to include a serif, sans-serif and something similar to handwriting or fun looking. Depending on what I’m working on I will typically make use of Arial, Helvetica, Garamond, Times New Roman, Myriad, Coneria Script and brush-like type.

Other times it’s pretty much a free for all. Would’ve selected the I create new fonts, so option if my font creations actually made it past the illustration phase. Still shopping for new additions but haven’t found the right ones yet.

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Didn’t know this one, looks great and so elegant!

I guess it’s a more common problem than I had originally thought :smiley:

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I am a font junkie. My boyfriend can’t stand me sometimes because I recognize a lot of fonts while we’re just walking around - “I have that font. I know what that one is. Oh I have that one too!”

I buy a lot of font bundles as they’re going to be the best bang for your buck. I also have a monthly subscription to Creative Fabrica that gives me unlimited font downloads. A lot of the fonts on DaFont are on there which is A+ because my clients give me dafont links ALL THE TIME.

I do a lot of tshirt designs catered to women, so handwritten scripts are an essential for me. Favorites include alley script, honey heart, natashabela, aerokids, and southwind script. Fonts that have a lot of glyphs are the ones that intrigue me the most.

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So funny, but funny cute! :rofl:

Uhm, how didn’t I hear of this? :scream: I must live in a cave… oh, wait, I live in an isolated forest :stuck_out_tongue:

I’m a sucker for handwritten fonts! I’ve always been fascinated by people’s handwriting styles, and seeing all the handwritten fonts out there makes me go :crazy_face: !

OK, I admit that one of the reasons for creating this thread was to discover new fonts :eyes: Thanks a bunch for your list!! :grin:

I’m a font hunter - I hunt them down for a living! :crazy_face:

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I only love Comic Sans :smiley:

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And… that’s probably why you’re a freelancer. :rofl:

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That make sense :sweat_smile:

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I remember when there were only about 5 fonts recommended for the internet. I guess browsers were not evolved to the point they could handle others well. This is an interesting thread.

What is the difference between a typeface and a font?

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I use love make my clients go crazy with different types of fonts…

Once there was a client who had to spent over 5 hours selecting a font from my list (I had to change the font over 100 times till he picked 3)… as the font he loved was so expensive and he didn’t wanted to spend a lot for a one time project.

The funny part - I had initially selected the same 3 fonts, he selected … but he was not happy until he did it going through 5000+ fonts…

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In Simple terms:
Typeface is a “Father/Mother” and Font are “Children” of the Typeface. :sunny:

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I’m a calligrapher so I’m creating my own handwritten fonts :heart: Unique for each project

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It depends from project to project. My personal favorite (Sans Serif) so far from a reading point of view:

  • Arial
  • Helvetica Neue
  • Montserrat
  • FF Din

There are a total of 15 fonts.

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Yep, when you see so many great look fonts to choose from, your inner child comes out and you feel like a kid who has to choose which toy to play with - it’s just hard! :smiley:

That’s so awesome! I find calligraphy hard & complex to be honest :eyes:

A font is of a particular size, weight and style, whereas a typeface is the collection of those fonts, all related under a particular look & feel.

The confusion comes from the fact that most people use the term “font” interchangeably although almost all the time they are actually talking about the typeface (Arial, Helvetica, Georgia, etc.), and not about a particular size/style/weight.

For example, Arial Regular, Bold & Italic are the different fonts, grouped together under the Arial typeface (if you get a Zip archive containing the different Arial fonts, you might even go as far as calling that zip archive the actual typeface file, although the typeface is more of a group)

Or this :arrow_down: if I was too technical :eyes:


As for sans/serif/slab-serif, the way I learned them is:

  • serif is that classic-looking font commonly used in books since it’s easily readable and has been with us from the beginning of time (serif = all those little feet placed at the corners / edges of a letter shape)

  • sans means “without”, so it’s all those fonts that don’t have any serifs attached to them (I’ve read somewhere that sans fonts were invented not long ago, and they weren’t really accepted by people in the past)

  • slab-serif, well, slab = thick, so it’s all those fonts that have thick / angled / block-like serifs

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What is your all time favorite font? I know they have different purposes but is there one that stands out?

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That’s one of the hardest questions ever :smiley:

But if my life depended on it, I’d go with the elegant & tried-and-tested by time, the Georgia typeface - it’s just emanates perfection, elegance, classic touch, it has a unique finesse! Works on books, works on titles, works at small or large sizes, just look at it:

Oh, and here are its many fonts:

I guess I’m more of a serif kind of guy :smiley: Many I know prefer the clean & geometric sans fonts…

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I like this:

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:smiley:

Well, the first one appears to be a custom designed text, and the only similar typefaces I could find are this $39 one and this $25 one - inexpensive taste you’ve got there :stuck_out_tongue:

The second one looks awesome!

I feel like readability is missing from the list. Because maaaan do people ignore readability these days. Everyone’s so creative with their fancy font kits and then you have to deal with your eyes bleeding after reading through one page of text. :slight_smile:

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