'I think a lot of modern typefaces are a bit 'trendy...'

From the comments on 'Forget design 'inspiration' - just stick to the basics'

Stuart Brown wrote:

I think a lot of modern typefaces are a bit 'trendy' - they don't have the lasting appeal of some of the more classic types - they come along, get overused for a couple of years, then fade somewhat.

Dax is a great example of such a 'fashion' font from a couple of years ago - before that, DIN Mittelschrift/Engshrift were en vogue - and so on, probably to the dawn of printed type.

You can do a lot with the classics, though - you don't need to spring for the new typefaces unless you're in a particularly 'trendy' sector of design.

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