Which 5 Fonts Can’t You Live Without?

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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  1. Reply mikeb87 November 3, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Futura wherever I can use it!!!!!

  2. Reply Jason November 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    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

  3. Reply Ben November 3, 2010 at 9:41 PM

    CODE Light
    CODE Bold
    Bebas Neue

    Couldn’t live without those! Especially CODE!

  4. Reply Luke November 3, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    hmm… lets see

    Century Gothic
    Trajan Pro
    Gill Sans

  5. Reply Dan.Magus November 3, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    Trajan Pro
    Lucida Grande

  6. Reply Ben November 3, 2010 at 11:57 PM

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

  7. Reply Diana Eftaiha November 4, 2010 at 12:56 AM

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

  8. Reply ximi November 4, 2010 at 1:08 AM

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

  9. Reply John November 4, 2010 at 4:21 AM

    Great question :)

    Birth of Hero
    SF Republic

  10. Reply hexabit November 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM

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

  11. Reply Colin the Creative November 8, 2010 at 6:55 PM

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


  12. Reply JarekJarekJarek November 9, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    i think, that it could be:

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

  13. Reply Conor O'Driscoll November 10, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    Titling Gothic
    LHF Bounce Script
    Hoefler Text

  14. Reply Geoffrey Gordon November 15, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    Museo Sans
    Myriad Pro

  15. Reply anahí garcía November 16, 2010 at 11:43 PM

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

  16. Reply Jessica Brown November 2, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    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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