- Gotham (NYT, Gothamist)
- Akzidenz-Grotesk Medium Condensed (book cover font)
- Hoefler Titling [serif]
- Gill Sans: I don't know why, but I am absolutely in love with this font. It has a hidden beauty that comes out on my screen at smaller sizes (a hidden treat!). Bringhurst says "Books have been set successfully in Gill Sans, though it requires a sure sense of color and measure." I'd dearly love to see such a book. (Some critic think Gill screwed up. Of their alternatives, only Granby seems at all comparable.)
- Avenir (identi) / Avenir Next
- Myriad (MyFonts)
- Lisboa (nameplate)
- Fournier (brilliant italic and small caps)
- Sabon Next
- Spira: very nice as well
- Golden Cockerel: my new favorite? It would be fitting if both my top fonts were by Eric Gill.
- Mrs Eaves: This is definitely my favorite serif. It's well-built (with oldstyle figures, small caps (even petite caps!) and an elegant italic) but still has enough character to make it enjoyable. I haven't looked at pages of type set in it yet, so it might not work out, but I'm certainly attracted to it. I first saw it on the Blind Faith Café menu (2002-12-23), and got its name thru WhatTheFont.
- Electra LH (more)
- Palatino Roman / Aldus Roman
- Georgia (MyFonts, Mac/Win, Linux)
- Goodchild (Jenson, Iowa...)
- MPW (compare, download) - deep-fried curly braces
- ProFont / Mishawaka (compare, download)
- TheSans Mono
If you have a font that you think I might like, send me an email.