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nice fonts in a simple yet exceedingly well designed wrapper. via newstoday
posted by specialk420 (17 comments total)

 
Oh great — an independent type foundry where I can still pay 500USD for a typeface. Yet there's no compelling reason they should cost that much. They just do.
posted by SteelyDuran at 6:59 AM on September 15, 2004


A little company selling six so-so typefaces for rather exhorbatant prices? What's the appeal here, exactly?
posted by jpoulos at 7:00 AM on September 15, 2004


Take that, expensive fonts!
posted by Remy at 7:38 AM on September 15, 2004


Nice. Thanks, Remy.
posted by papercake at 7:44 AM on September 15, 2004


Yeah, some nice fonts there, Remy. Cheers.
posted by toby\flat2 at 7:50 AM on September 15, 2004


Oddly, the only thing about Optimo that appealed to me was the logo's typeface -- that one's rather appealing. If that logo is rendered in one of their faces, I must've missed it trying to browse that simplified (to the point of obfuscatory) interface. (In which case...bad user. Bad!)
posted by alumshubby at 8:22 AM on September 15, 2004


I think they used Index for their logo.
posted by iconomy at 8:37 AM on September 15, 2004


H.P. Lovecraft inspired fonts (some free, some not)
posted by Tenuki at 9:24 AM on September 15, 2004


Is this an advertisement? Do you know the owners? I can't see much justification for this post. I like the Hermes font, though.
posted by cell divide at 9:35 AM on September 15, 2004


Thank you, Tenuki! Very useful.
posted by kahboom at 10:03 AM on September 15, 2004


Tenuki & Remi: thanks for the bookmarkable links.

specialK420: I'm curious too. Are these friends of yours? What is exemplary about the Optimo site? Seems a lot of us are scratching our heads.
posted by dhoyt at 10:09 AM on September 15, 2004


I think the Pepsi Blue™ fumes are getting to specialk420.
posted by adamrice at 10:23 AM on September 15, 2004


I still think Dafont is the best font site ever--the interface is so well laid out, you can even find stuff easily in the French version. I've noticed, though, that there's a ton of flashy, headline-y, pop-culture-inspired fonts out there for free, but it's damn hard to find "boring", body-text friendly ones for free, even though so many of the well known serif typefaces are based off of designs from the 16th century.
posted by arto at 11:22 AM on September 15, 2004


Are these friends of yours?

no.


What is exemplary about the Optimo site?

its simple, clean, crisp and beautiful like the fonts produced by Optimo there are a lot of font sites out there... this is one of the better ones and thus a link i would have appreciated had it been posted by another.

lineto is another swiss shop that is nice.

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posted by specialk420 at 11:43 AM on September 15, 2004


why is this here? some crappy font site selling 6 fonts?

you'd be better off looking here
posted by bob sarabia at 11:45 AM on September 15, 2004


One of my favorite font sites is fountain. There are some free fonts there, including Sevenet, which is such a web classic.
posted by iconomy at 12:11 PM on September 15, 2004


I've always loved OurType's interface.
posted by romanb at 5:27 PM on September 15, 2004


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