Okay, I am looking for two fonts. One that is similar to Georgia, but displays better. And another one that is similar to Brandon Grotesque. And I do not have any available funds at the moment. I have been looking at fonts for the better half of the night, so I am a little blurry-eyed. I was hoping to find something on Google Web Fonts or I could always use
@font-face. Brandon Grotesque might be easier to acquire than I first originally thought. It is available on Typekit by Adobe if you pay for the “Personal” plan. I do not expect more than 50,000 pageviews per month and if I get more than that, I think I will be able to afford a better plan. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance!
Edit #1: I will tag @chrisburton to this post since he seems to be the residential typographer.
Edit #2: Read the fifth message for my second question. Thanks!
Hmm. I did not know you could do a search on MyFonts for typography that has the same elements as another font. Interesting. Welp, now I know. Also, technically, a flat rate of $40 for Brandon Grotesque is cheaper than purchasing several years worth of the “Personal” plan for Typekit, but one year is just $25. Decisions, decisions…
Okay, I am completely open to suggestions for what font I should use as my article titles on here. I like Arvo for the menu and introductory paragraph, but I am not liking it as the font for article titles. And it has to be a font I can use without paying for it. Either Google Web Fonts or
@font-face. I have finally thrown my arms up in disgust after trying various fonts. What do you think would look nice? Thank you in advance.
Edit: It has to look well small to large.
I believe I have a winner. Drum-roll. Montserrat! I wanted it to be less formal and a little more jovial/playful while not being too juvenile.
@chrisburton: No problem. My website will be waiting for your assessment.
Edit #1: I am now only using three fonts on my website: Arvo, Georgia, and Montserrat. I believe anymore than three and things begin to get a bit hairy.
> One that is similar to Georgia, but displays better
Good luck with that. Georgia is heavily optimized for the screen, hinted by the infamous Tom Rickner. Since Georgia is so popular cross platform, I don’t see a reason to use Georgia Pro as suggested by @TheDoc. In fact, Matthew Butterick made a compelling argument against it regarding A List Apart’s new website.
As for using a webfont similar to Brandon Grotesque, why? It does not fit the design whatsoever nor does Montserrat resemble it. Elliot Jay Stocks created a site I think for the Insites Tour or perhaps it was something unrelated to Insites. It had an illustrative background with a person zip lining on it, not sure if anyone remembers but there was a typeface he used that might make a good match for your site. Of course, I can’t recall it and since he started Viewport Industries, the design and content is different from the original.
The overall look you have right now is very playful and I don’t think Brandon Grotesque would be a great fit. I’m not even understanding the yellow cubes for the background that seems off from the yellow of the logo. What are you trying to accomplish with this site because I don’t think webfonts should be the only concern here?
Sorry for the confusion. My first message was concerning my portfolio website and my second question onward was for Happy Naked People. To explain the yellow cubes, I decided to use Happy Naked People to test SVG files, so I was playing with tiled SVGs. The background will be replaced with two vector illustrations showing one-half of a persons face on either side of the wrapper. That is the plan anyway.
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