Perfect font for a construction site?

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  1. LouTheDesigner

    LouTheDesigner New Member

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    Does anyone know a good font for a very classy construction site? The work that this company does is rather high-end, (image large spiral staircases in hotels). I've never been good at choosing a font.

    Please help!

    -Lou
     
  2. PixelPusher

    PixelPusher Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have seen quite a few construction company's use a serif font. And some that use both.

    For example:

    KB Homes
    Meritage Homes
    Fulton Homes

    A couple clean-looking font suggestions: Adobe Jenson, Adobe Carlson, Garamond Pro, Myriad Pro, Hypathia Pro, Gill Sans.
     
  3. bcrump

    bcrump New Member

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    Going with the most common fonts for the text and leaving the fancy one's for the logo the way to go. Times, serifs are a good for the main body, for the logo/banner the choice depends on you telling us more about your business.
     
  4. joshuthomas

    joshuthomas New Member

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    i cannot define a font for a construction website.
    try using standard arial font or checkout dafonts dot com

    cheers
    josh
     
  5. northpark

    northpark New Member

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  6. scept1c

    scept1c New Member

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    i like the standart arial font
     
  7. PixelPusher

    PixelPusher Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah I guess I was half asleep when I read your post Lou :D Anyway, like others have said I would stick to a commonly used font for the website. Bare in mind Times can be a little tough to read, Georgia would be a better choice (serif).

    My recommendations were for a logo.
     
  8. LouTheDesigner

    LouTheDesigner New Member

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    I love this one. I think my client is going to like his company name written in it. You can check out how it looks here:

    http://tinyurl.com/y8ce7b4

    I'm using Baskerville Old Face for the rest of the text so far. Just don't mock the site yet it's still in it's very very early stages. ;)

    Thanks,

    -Lou
     
  9. northpark

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  10. PixelPusher

    PixelPusher Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice looking font. Good recommendation northpark. I love Smashing magazine they have great articles, excellent resources for designers. I have not heard of telegrafico before, but it works with that logo, helps give the impression of strength.
     
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  11. scept1c

    scept1c New Member

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    thanks for posting new fonts, some of them can be useful for my site,
    Lou, the link you provided seems not to work for me.
     
  12. jemountfort

    jemountfort New Member

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    Go onto dafont.com theres thousands of fonts on there, and then put the font you like in here Cufon Fonts and it will turn it into a javascript file, so you can call it where ever you want.

    Really Really handy
     
  13. AcmeWeb

    AcmeWeb New Member

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    construction font

    I was putting together a flyer for a contractor and couldn't find a font that was right, not really sure WHAT I was looking for. So, I typed in "construction font" in Google and found this thread.

    Telegrafico is PERFECT!

    Interesting, finding a 2-year old thread that is SO helpful. But, none of the links work anymore. Northparkdesign.com doesn't exist. I wanted to see http://tinyurl.com/y8ce7b4 and that goes nowhere, too.

    Who can I thank around here???

    Well... thank you Web Design Forum!
     
  14. AcmeWeb

    AcmeWeb New Member

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    AND it's gonna look great on the site I'm about to start making.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks again!
     
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  15. daviedR

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  16. ronaldroe

    ronaldroe Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Rather than simply getting font suggestions, you might find it more useful in the long run to learn more about type in general.

    Check out this ebook (PDF). It's a really good primer by FontShop for type. They also have a page full of free ebooks here that you can learn a lot from.
     

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