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I am looking for a typeface, no make that more than one typeface in which numbers look nice and sexy.

**EDIT: By sexy I mean appealing(define:sexy@dictionary.com = excitingly appealing).

I want to use these typefaces when designing vouchers and stuff like that, I get a lot of work in that area, and I'm stuck with Georgia **

For more than a year now I've been using georgia for that, I kinda got bored of it and I'm on the look for a new sexy typeface.

Suggestions ?

Georgia(for those that don't know it):enter image description here

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Sorry, Flavius, your joke fell flat. I removed it. –  Lauren Ipsum Mar 27 '12 at 12:38
    
@LaurenIpsum ok, this is the most serious q/a site I've seen :P ... I figure one should have some fun while reading a question just for the hell of it... I already got -3 on some other question I asked just for fun...so seems like people hate fun roun' here :P –  Flavius Frantz Mar 27 '12 at 13:30
    
@LaurenIpsum what about typefaces with neat looking numbers since you took the time to edit the fun out, answer the question, now! :P I have to finish this voucher till 5 o clock... I'm in no mood for work as you cleary can see :| –  Flavius Frantz Mar 27 '12 at 13:32
    
I have no problem with jokes; I'm the one who came up with "Crushed Peony Boogers." I do have an issue with the inappropriate sexism in your deleted text. –  Lauren Ipsum Mar 27 '12 at 19:24
    
We need some context. Do you need serif or sans serif? What other fonts is it going to be alongside? –  Lauren Ipsum Mar 27 '12 at 19:27
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I can't recommend any because I have no idea what "nice and sexy" mean to you. Nor, I'll bet, would you find three clients who all agree on what those mean in a typeface.

Beware the urge to change something just because you're bored. It's not a reason to change. If the customers are bored, that might be a reason, but sameness has advantages when it comes to communicating a simple idea like a number. Get too original, and your choice of typeface can distract from the message -- always a bad thing unless your typeface is the message.

Choose a face because it is readable and because it fits in the context of the text face and your overall design. Tall and skinny for a tall, skinny price list, fat or extended for a wide layout with a wide-body text treatment, boring and conservative for an annual report or accounting summary. A piece designed to look like a 19th Century advertising flyer and illustrated with woodcuts would probably look best with a Cheltenham, but that would look thoroughly out of place in a high tech flyer.

You should be able to articulate your design choices, not on the basis of subjective "feel" or vague "this works for me" criteria, but considerations that make logical and practical design sense.

You can have plenty of fun doing it, but don't make a sense of fun or "sexiness" a reason in itself unless it fits the message of the piece you're designing.

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the typefaces will be used in the price tags, vouchers and discount offers for generic products on shops with no brand guidelines whatsoever, tour average mall local shops, mom&pop type of shops that don't know what a brand is and DON'T want to know, they just want sexy numbers(I've edited the question about sexy and all that, people get quickly offended by simple words...especially in the west part of the globe, apparently farts smell better in that part of the world ;) –  Flavius Frantz Mar 29 '12 at 23:14
    
The point is that words like "appealing" "sexy" "exciting" mean nothing when it comes to considering a typeface in isolation from any design, color, etc. Garamond or Georgia can be exciting in the right context, even Helvetica has know the odd breathless moment. Even the "appeal" of a particular typeface would depend on the specific product and who would buy it. –  Alan Gilbertson Mar 30 '12 at 1:49
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