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Suggestion for expensive looking font

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Mar 15, 2011 at 10:15

I might get to design something for a new clothing brand focusing on ultra expensive high end market.
I'm looking for a font that looks modern and stylish, fashionable and expensive.

Any tips on which fonts to try would be really appreciated.


Mar 15, 2011 at 11:19



Mar 15, 2011 at 13:25

http://www.dafont.com/cedarville-pnkfun1-cursive.font?text=TTS+Appearel
I run a sompany called TTS Appearel. I'm no where on the web yet. but this is a font you could try. I'm more of a punk sort of company and I usualy use AstroDramatic...But this is good for fancy $500 clothing


Mar 15, 2011 at 14:01

taylor,colicoid said "modern and stylish, fashionable and expensive"


Mar 15, 2011 at 15:51

Only free fonts, or also commercial fonts?


Mar 15, 2011 at 15:58

Here I have a commercial one: Sympathique


Mar 15, 2011 at 16:03



Mar 15, 2011 at 16:33

I'm not fancy. I'm just trying to help. wheres your suggested font daaams? I didn't see one. Atleast i'm trying!


Mar 15, 2011 at 16:34



Mar 15, 2011 at 16:40



Mar 15, 2011 at 16:43

See Taylor, for modern and stylish, fashionable and expensive most point to Geometric SansSerif types, as used by most fashion houses in the top of the bill segment. A common handwriting, imho, does not fit that world.

Edited on Mar 15, 2011 at 16:44 by koeiekat


Mar 15, 2011 at 16:47

i didn't see Taylor's post.
Koeiekat summed up my thoughts... but i'll add some serif types to the SansSerif list


Mar 15, 2011 at 19:17

Sorry didn't mean to jump to conclusions.


Mar 16, 2011 at 12:38

A font looking "expensive" ???
I don't know what can be a "look expensive" for a font...

stylish : http://www.dafont.com/riesling.font?fpp=50&af=on


Mar 16, 2011 at 21:53

Menhir said  (view post)
A font looking "expensive" ???
I don't know what can be a "look expensive" for a font...

Upmarket.


Mar 16, 2011 at 23:35

Using a free font (for such a commercial project) will probably not help your brand look expensive. Anyone recognizing you using the cheapest possible solution will not be impressed
As koeiekat suggested: you should probably go for a geometric sans - I'd also suggest a light weight and plenty of extra spacing


Mar 17, 2011 at 13:46

Wow, my first post here and loads of great answers and suggestions.
Thanks everyone. I'll go and try these out now...


Mar 17, 2011 at 14:18

@roger: i do not agree with you. There are some great AND free fonts such as Museo, Yanone Kafeezatz, Kontrapunkt, ...
@Colicoid : a few collection here: http://webdesignledger.com/freebies/11-fresh-high-quality-free-fonts or here http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/12/17/25-new-free-high-quality-fonts-typography/


Mar 17, 2011 at 14:18



Mar 18, 2011 at 17:59

@vinz: I'm not saying there are no quality free fonts.
I'm just saying that they will probably be so much used that they will not give that "exclusive" feeling. Not too "ultra expensive high end" when your design looks similar to thousands of teenage girls blogs because they are based on the same free fonts...



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