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Old 03-23-2005, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Top 10 fonts (Identifont)

Every so often I like to look at Identifont’s list of Top 10 fonts. Here is the list shown today (March 23, 2005):
  1. Helvetica Neue
  2. Catull
  3. Gill Sans
  4. Akzidenz-Grotesk
  5. Shelley Allegro
  6. Helvetica
  7. Formata
  8. FF Scala Sans
  9. Boulevard
  10. Bickham Script
Three Swiss-ish sans serifs (Helvetica old and Neue, Akzidenz-Grotesk). Three scripts. And only a single serif face (Catull), and that an odd one.

But these lists usually seem odd — not particularly representative of anything in the real world (rarely the “hot font” du jour, or even what you see used in ads).

Have to remember to check periodically; see how the list changes over time. (I think Helvetica is always on there, however.)

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