Quick Helvetica contest

As soon as I finished telling y’all about the upcoming screenings of Helvetica I bought myself a pair of tickets to the Friday, June 15, 8 pm showing. The one that the director will be at for a Q&A. Well, due to (happy) circumstances beyond my control, I can’t use those tickets. So, I might as well give them away.

Fuzzy’s Quick Helvetica Ticket Give-away Contest:

  • Leave a comment here saying what your favorite font is and why.
  • The winner will be selected randomly.
  • Which means you could just leave a comment saying “Times. Because.” but c’mon, be a sport.
  • If you want to share your favorite font but know you can’t go to the show, please do so and note that in your comment.
  • To give me time to get you the physical tickets, we’ll end the contest at noon (CDT) on Thursday, June 14.

Update: We have a winner. Thanks to everyone who entered.

8 Comments so far

  1. chevelin (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

    My favorite font is Minion. Why? Because it reads as much in the style manual: “Minion is the official font of this organization.” Therefore, according to organization policy, I’m required to use it on all external communication. Second favorite? Times New Roman size 12. You guessed it: It’s the required font/size for all internal communication. [free me]

  2. Melissa Hall (unregistered) on June 12th, 2007 @ 9:07 am

    My favorite font actually has been and is Helvetica, I use it a lot in papers. It’s a no-nonsense, no frills or serifs font that means business without the intimidation that Impact may show. It does its job and looks good while doing it. As a lover of semiotics, this movie is going to be awesome and I want to see it with or without free tickets, though free tickets would rock!

  3. Joseph J. Finn (unregistered) on June 12th, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    Garamond. I love the weight and feel of it, like it’s Helvetica with more gravitas. And it has nothign do with how it used to be the Apple font of choice (I believe they’re using Pinion these days).

  4. E (unregistered) on June 12th, 2007 @ 10:31 am

    I like Comic Sans. Because I’m contrary.

  5. K (unregistered) on June 12th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    Garamond–conservative enough for every day use but has a fun fanciness about it.

  6. Cec (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:38 pm

    Verdana .. standard and easy to read for the screen … research seems to show ..

  7. Tammy (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:10 am

    Georgia. It’s consistently good at displaying on-screen content. Since it’s also ubiquitous, I use it for resumes. That way I know that potential employers are viewing my document as I intended.

  8. Melissa Hall (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 3:19 pm

    So who won?

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