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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17 Comments so far

  1. mikeb87 says:

    Futura wherever I can use it!!!!!

  2. Jason says:

    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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  4. Ben says:

    CODE Light
    CODE Bold
    Bebas Neue

    Couldn’t live without those! Especially CODE!

  5. Luke says:

    hmm… lets see

    Century Gothic
    Trajan Pro
    Gill Sans

  6. Dan.Magus says:

    Trajan Pro
    Lucida Grande

  7. Ben says:

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

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

  9. ximi says:

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

  10. John says:

    Great question :)

    Birth of Hero
    SF Republic

  11. hexabit says:

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

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


  13. JarekJarekJarek says:

    i think, that it could be:

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

  14. Gotham
    Titling Gothic
    LHF Bounce Script
    Hoefler Text

  15. Museo Sans
    Myriad Pro

  16. anahí garcía says:

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

  17. Jessica Brown says:

    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

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