Latest Episode

Go Back   Keith and The Girl Forums Keith and The Girl Forums Talk Shite

Talk Shite General discussion

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2010, 09:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
24-hour Marathon 2018 Fundraiser Backer
punk'n's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 2,235
Originally Posted by Subsonix View Post
Arial is more popular? Is there a documentary named Arial? Nope. Is there one name Helvetica? Yes. This is all the proof I need.
Helvetica FTW!!!
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 01:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
Senior Member
2022 Marathon Kickstarter Backer24-hour Marathon 2018 Fundraiser Backer57-hour Marathon 2015 Kickstarter Backer38-hour Marathon 2014 Kickstarter Backer
Zomniac's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Carlsbad, California
Posts: 274
Ok, confirmed, there was a movement in 2005 in almost all of Great Brittain's museums to use a unified type-face for all advertisements, banners, gallery placards, correspondence, etc. That typeface was called Tate. There is no font for computers called Tate, but the closest equivalent is either Calibri (probably why I like it) or a font called Vag Rounded Light (snicker, snicker, "VAG").

Anyway, you can see what both of these look like here:
Calibri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and here:
VAG Rounded - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

If you want the bastardized versions of either of these use the Rounded versions of either Helvetica, Verdana, Tahoma, or Arial. Depending on your taste, because each have similar elements to Tate, but not all, it's up to you which you choose.

I understand that people, for whatever reason, don't like the movement towards the softer-rounder fonts, but it seems like it's a pretty strong movement. Especially amongst those upgrading their websites through services like Squarespace and Wordpress from the older more clinical or boxy looking designs of the early 2000s to the newer Web 2.0 designs. These rounder, softer fonts, in my opinion, are cleaner and easier to read on the eyes. While you might more easily lose your lines with rounded fonts, you aren't getting as much eye-strain. I like them, but again, that's a personal preference.

EDIT: Read the Vag Rounded wiki, apparently, that font has been the Apple Inc. font for some things including their laptop keyboards. A lot of other corporations used it, too, not just Volkswagen.

Last edited by Zomniac; 07-05-2010 at 01:05 PM.
(Offline)   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 04:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
eurotrash karlos's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: in an ivory tower, UK
Posts: 111
Myriad Pro and Swiss (ultra light and thin) are my fonts of the month
(Offline)   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Keith and The GirlAd Management plugin by RedTyger