Designer's Most Hated & Loved Fonts
The font that is used in a design to communicate a message is very much crucial as it represents the language. Gone are those days when the designers only have to choose between the Arial and Time New Roman fonts. With the advent of modern design technology, now the designers can choose from thousands of fonts. With so many fonts, it has now become more difficult for designers to select a particular one. Some fonts automatically feel more official, while others feel like fun. Some fonts are easier to read, and others are more difficult to read and create a struggle for the eyes.
What professional designers do is to use fonts that are widely popular and fonts that look more professional. The more experienced the designer is, the more is his efficiency to choose a perfect typeface. They use the fonts that they love the most. However, there are many fonts that designers dislike to use. Mentioned below is a discussion about the fonts that designers love and hate the most.
Most Loved Fonts:
Helvetica is considered the most loved font by the designers. It was introduced in the late 1950s by two Swiss designers who were trying to create a new version of Sans-serif typeface. According to the designers, Helvetica and other Sans-serif fonts are the cleanest and easiest to read. These types of fonts are mainly used for online reading since they are easy to read. Since its inception, Helvetica has become the most commonly used fonts by the designers. Designers love this font, and they use it most in official printing, signals, and notices. Helvetica is the only font which was documented in a film in 2007, named Helvetica.
Garamond is another serif which was named after the typeface during the time of renaissance. It was named after its creator Claude Garamond. Like Helvetica, Garamond is the most loved fonts and commonly used by the designers because they are easy to read and leaves a comfortable impression to the eyes of the readers. Another reason why designers love it the most because it adds a sense of poetry to the letters. However, unlike Helvetica, Garamond is most commonly used for offline design and print copies.
It is another font that was introduced in the late 1960’s Sans-serif. Since its inception, Frutiger has added many updated versions to its family. Frutiger also has a specially licensed version to Microsoft. Designers love the font because it is clean in appearance and gives a modern look. It is also easily readable without feeling stark. Frutiger is the most common font which can be seen in advertising collaterals.
Another unusual font which was introduced in the 18th century. Designers from almost all parts of the world love this font because of its classic look. Its alternating thick lines recognize it within a single letter that gives it a high dimension. This gives it a familiar look to the typefaces that were used in 18th and 19th-century books and documents.
Most Hated Fonts:
Designed and releases in 1994, Comic Sans is based on the familiar letters used in comic books. Although these types of fonts are used in many prints, most designers dislike using comic sans due to its widespread use in the wrong situations.
Designers do not like papyrus, perhaps because of its rough and unbalanced look of the letterform. However, some designers appreciate their accessibility. However, in general, designers hate this font compared to more generic fonts like Times or Arial.
An influential American designer Morris Fuller developed this font in 1914. It first came into the limelight when it appeared on Bee Gees Album cover designs. However, with new fonts are introduced, Souvenir has become outdated, and many designers consider it as a silly and foolish font. Designers don’t love its soft yet graphic appearance.
2012 Headline has become famous since its use in the London Olympic font. What designers hate about this font is that it tries so hard to look cool, but it simply is not. It also creates a confounding effect on the eyes of a reader because it has a perfectly round O. 2012 Headline was not used much after the London Olympic Games.