Questions tagged [font-recommendation]

Questions calling for advice on what typeface or font to use in a particular design or situation.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
104
votes
12answers
372k views

Is there a free 'Helvetica Neue' alternative?

Does anyone know any other fonts similar to Helvetica Neue (free for commercial use)? I'm working on a big website project where 'Helvetica Neue' is used heavily. I need a font that looks almost the ...
62
votes
17answers
318k views

Web Safe Alternative to Myriad Pro Font?

Are there any fonts that I can use in my font stack that are more or less similar to Myriad Pro and web safe?
24
votes
10answers
116k views

Visually similar alternatives to Helvetica?

I'd like to use something similar-but-different for my poster project. I've already ruled out: Arial Avant Garde/Futura - too geometric Frutiger - too humanist /'friendly' I guess I'm looking for ...
4
votes
2answers
462 views

How to know which second typeface should be used, given a contextual typeface?

When searching for how to "italicize" a word in an italic context, I come up with an idea that changing the typeface is the solution that still convey the psychological effect that an italic-in-roman ...
47
votes
8answers
17k views

What are good sources for Open-Source fonts?

What are good sources for Open-Source fonts? Note that by "Open-Source" I don't mean only free, but truly "open, free to modify and published under an Open Source license" fonts. These are still very ...
31
votes
4answers
298k views

How to use San Francisco font on Windows?

I'm doing all graphic design in a startup company of some friends, and a major part of our product is developing an app that should run on everything after iPhone 4. So after some researching (I have ...
19
votes
9answers
189k views

What's a good replacement font for ITC Avant Garde Std?

I have a PSD comp for a website and the titles are in ITC Avant Garde Std. What's a good replacement font? It should be available for the web, either free or on TypeKit.
41
votes
8answers
31k views

A font that's readable with a 5px height

For use in Photoshop, I'm looking for a font that's exactly 5 px high but still readable. I tried some system fonts myself like Arial, Tahoma, Segoe UI but it all results in a pixely mess. Ideally ...
14
votes
2answers
63k views

Web safe alternative to roboto?

What's the closest web-safe font to Roboto? I need to know this in order to provide a decent alternative to Roboto for my apps. UPDATE: reading the answers, it's clear that the concept of web safe ...
5
votes
5answers
93k views

What's a replacement for Univers Condensed?

I'm failing to find a replacement for Univers Condensed to use on the Web. I'm using Typekit (portfolio), and right now using LFT Etica Web which is much wider than Univers. I tried Googleing but no ...
3
votes
2answers
18k views

Where to find free, high-quality, letterpress/woodblock type fonts?

I may be asking for too much but...I'm trying to find fonts that look in the style of letterpress and/or woodblock type printing. I'm only a graphic designer in my free time, and am just working on a ...
5
votes
2answers
7k views

What category of font is the Vox logo?

I'm trying to find a certain style of font but I'm not sure what to search for. It's the same font as in the Vox News logo. Also something like the Harriet Display family.
3
votes
1answer
565 views

is it okay to mix two font styles on the front page of a web site?

I am developing a static website which has to look professional. I found a font (Quicksand) that looks good as a short introductory kind of message / slogan that goes just under the header on the ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Font for representing Unicode non‐printable characters

I need a good font for representing control characters. And it seems one is installed on my system and that my keyboard layout creator software use it as it’s default installed font (I have thousands ...
2
votes
4answers
19k views

Suggestion for Eurostile-like font

I'm currently re-designing an unified layout for my resume, portfolio, business card, and so on. Until now, I've used Eurostile as my preferred font, but I'd like to switch to another with a free ...
1
vote
2answers
913 views

How do I go about finding a font that says “safe, secure data”?

does anyone have any suggestions for a font and type treatment that says "safe, secure data?" to me, the 'safe' part means big, bulky, with perhaps a steel sheen, impenetrable. however, the 'data' ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Font suggestions for a church site [closed]

Do you guys have any font suggestions for a ministry website (for headlines, logo etc.) ? So far I found this one:
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Is there alternate open source font for Chevin Light and Chevin Bold?

I am working on XSLT and I have to find an open source Font which might be similar to Chevin Light as well as for Chevin Bold. I am searching manually for two days but I am not getting any closer to ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Open Source alternatives to FF Tisa fonts

Recently, I have stumbled upon the FF Tisa fonts quite often and I happen to like them. Unfortunately, I have not found a matching open source alternative yet. FF Tisa Pro: FF Tisa Sans Pro: ...