This is something every web designer dreads hearing….If you had to choose 5 fonts which you had to take to your grave, what would they be? Web designers love their fonts, most serious designers have lists of fonts they love to use in their different projects, but what if it narrowed down to something as simple as this?

You have to choose 5 fonts. I’m not talking about font families, a single font in the family. I am sure that I will get a lot of feedback where people will be saying that they aren’t able to choose between fonts, but just for this posts sake answer the question. Now the questions is:

Which 5 Fonts Can’t You Live Without?

Drop a comment and let us know.

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  • mikeb87

    Futura wherever I can use it!!!!!

  • Jason

    1. Helvetica (Light)
    2. Calibi
    3. Impact (Regular)
    4. Trebuchet (MS)
    5. AvantGarde BT (Book)

    I think it was a fairly easy choice as they kinda are the goto fonts, at least at my desk. 5 fonts… out of 1500 possible choices… :D

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  • Ben

    CODE Light
    CODE Bold
    Bebas Neue

    Couldn’t live without those! Especially CODE!

  • Luke

    hmm… lets see

    Century Gothic
    Trajan Pro
    Gill Sans

  • Dan.Magus

    Trajan Pro
    Lucida Grande

  • Ben

    These are my favs:
    Bleeding Cowboys
    Birth of a Hero
    Myriad Pro
    Fontin Sans
    Meta Bold

  • Diana Eftaiha

    well i dont know what 5 i wouldnt live without but i know what 1 i wouldnt live with and that is north point!

  • ximi

    Ok, so here it goes:
    1.) Future LT Condensed
    2.) Steinem
    3.) Bodoni
    4.) LT Zapfino One
    5.) Sketchetica

  • John

    Great question :)

    Birth of Hero
    SF Republic

  • hexabit

    PTSans (is’t free replacement for Myriad Pro)… great font !

  • Colin the Creative

    My favorite fonts change on an almost weekly basis. Having said that, it’s hard to beat Garamond.


  • JarekJarekJarek

    i think, that it could be:

    – Helvetica
    – Myriad Pro
    – Trajan Pro
    – Trebuchet
    – Arial :)

  • Conor O’Driscoll

    Titling Gothic
    LHF Bounce Script
    Hoefler Text

  • Geoffrey Gordon

    Museo Sans
    Myriad Pro

  • anahí garcía

    1. Helvetica
    2. Futura
    3. Century Gothic
    4. Impact
    5. American tipewritter

  • Jessica Brown

    Its very tough, but these are the ones i tend to fall back on the most…
    1) Helvetica
    2) Gill Sans
    3) Myriad Pro
    4) Teaspoon
    5) Elephant