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best typeface ever?

Wed May 23, 2007, 2:38 AM
FF Din Regular

I started watching the movie Fay Grim last night and only got as far as the opening credits. The typeface they used is just amazing.
I took a screenshot and fed it into the myfonts.com recogniser (~zer for you yanks), it spat out the wrong font, then i tried the fontsfonts.com recogniser and finally zeroed in on the right typeface: FF Din Regular

I have to say it's possibly the most beautiful typeface ive ever seen. so clean and solid. I bought the whole font-family. now just have to use it for something.
It has taken the crown from helvetica - which was my previous fave.

What's your favourite typeface? Do you have one?

Whats been happening lately? Well I finished my contract with dopeden. com - all the interface design is is finished. The database is still being finalised and the flash-monkeys are going through beta troubleshooting. site should be up in a few weeks. And if evrything goes well it will be the next big social-networking site, and take a good percentage of myspace users.
Wish I could post some screens of it, but im still under NDA till it launches.

Working a contract for hippo. com.au now, which is a targeted youth site for casual and part-time jobs (like SEEK.com for you aussies, or monster.com for you yanks).
Im Creative Director / Senior Designer - which is a wanky title lol, mostly doing media-buying and advertising strategies (which is a bit dry tbh). Still doing design but it's not overly exciting, have to stick within the corporate style/colours etc. Not a lot of room for creativity. Most creative stuff is coming up with snappy billboard slogans that are edgy and tongue-in-cheek-without-being-too-risque - not nearly as fun as jamming out some designs in ps/ill.
Its interesting doing the media buying side of things though, I havnt been exposed to that side of the industry before. A good learnign experience.
Got some meetings lined up with MTV/VH1 next week to discuss oportunities for cross promotions, motion is somthing im keen to get into, try my hand at something new :)

thats all thats kickin with me right now. oh yeah, bought a Pantone Huey finally! fantastic little gadget, and so cute :D

burnyourtelevision
  • Listening to: mauritzio - m7
  • Reading: idN 14
  • Watching: heros / bsg / family guy S6
  • Playing: rainbow 6 vegas (tic-tacs are my tactics)
  • Eating: left over pizza (yummeh)
  • Drinking: becks bier
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mattyhype Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   Interface Designer
As a Deutschephile, I concur with you, edit-dsn.
I forget when exactly DIN Engschrift came into my life (it was definitely before the advent of OpenType), but as soon as I realized how versatile and beautifully kerned it could be, I fell in love. It seems we have similar tastes, as Helvetica is [of course] a lifetime favorite that was overtaken by the DIN family. Add to that a few weights from the Paperback and Vitesse families and you've got all you need for publication design.

Mmmmhh. Just typing this is making me dreamy… !!!
Cheers, my fellow typophile!
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enaoddesign Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
OMG I love DIN its an amazing font. Again like you for a time it replaced Helvetica as my fave font.
However I now have 3 Fave Fonts: Helvetica (Typically of the Neue Variety), DIN and Avant Garde :)
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Vajrapani Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
So far, my favourite is Bembo Semibold. I checked out FF Din regular - I guess we have different taste eh?
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EventideImaging Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
flash-monkeys? ...right... and this from a man who gets so excited about a font he writes a whole blog about it. :D

Your touch of death and warm personality is dearly missed at DopeDen.

Just mountains on banana skins and database crashes is all we have left.
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edit-dsn Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
rofl well Typography kicks ass! hehe hows it going anyway HappyCat? DD is looking good, though I did manage to break it (as is my job) I love the new window presets thinger.
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EventideImaging Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Its going well with the Happycat, 3 weeks left on the project and then I might actually get some photography done.

As for DD, I don't think we'll ever build it well enough to escape 'the bony hand of death'.
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edit-dsn Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
its still really sluggish isnt it? I still wonder if we shouldnt have built it in AJAX with floating windows etc. ah well, time will tell...
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denzmixed Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
if you want DIN and those big families, i have :). let me watch you friend ;p. Well my fave fonts is still avenir and the free SF Arbocrest. U love type dude? Well, i'm actually looking for type-dedicated person for some projects hehe :p
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ollyx Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
good to see you back again
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edit-dsn Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
how are the travels going my brother? send me another postcard :D
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