Favorite Type ?
When I saw the Week 4 Topic, I was wondering what my favorite typeface is …
I learn about Photoshop long time ago… Uhm, not that long but I have to admit that I have used many different kind of typeface (in that time, I used to call them as font, not typeface, lol). Cant not calculate how many typefaces that ive downloaded from some free source sites such as dafont. So I cant figure the typeface that I admire the most honestly.
Then I took a quiz ‘What type are you’. It’s very interesting quiz that Ive seen and my result is Universal Type.
Universal Type is created by Herbert Bayer in 1925. In 1925, Bayer wanted to make an ‘idealist typeface’ which can represent all Bauhaus communiqués. You can notify the special of some letters such as n, m, v. The curve is modified to make it looks modern and attractive than san-seritf type. Dont know if this typeface is represent my personality or not ( some questions I agree with both of answers) but Universal type looks good to me.
But I think it’s not my favorite one because … I dont have that kind of typeface. In DIM1 class, I figure out the important role and the popularity of Helvetica in the world today. It (Helvetica) seems good enough and everybody love it but it doesnt mean that we have to use that typeface forerver and after. Like I said before, I really admire David Carson and Milton Glaser in design world. David Carson, he prefer using different kind of typefaces for his works.
When I look at his works, they give me a strong feeling about his intention of design. Typeface is just a tool that people use that to express the idea. The main objective is deliver the message so you cant blame the typeface somethin’ like “It doesnt look good or its too thin for banner”. As a designer, you have to be a person that make a decision for you design, not typeface decide what you gonna do. I like one of his statements :” Dont mistake legibility for communication”
In conclusion, i think I love … all the typefaces.