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Ideas for fonts, please.

I am creating a book to be published (not an ebook) and need two different fonts that are complimentary but different at a glance.

It is for body text with footnotes (so superscript numbers need to be clear) and newspaper articles which can be quite long. I want the reader to be able to distinguish between the text and articles without trouble AND I would like the articles to be more condensed - they take up a gawd awful amount of space.

 

Draft was done with Times New Roman and Myriad Pro Condensed. Love the condensing of Myriad Pro but it is hard to read on paper.

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Minion Pro, Garamond Pro are both beautiful fonts for body copy. Minion comes with a Condensed style, too. Both fonts include very extensive character and OpenType alternates like Ordinals, Small Caps, and more. A safe bet for heads and subheads would be a san serif like Gotham, Akzidenz Grotesk, or even Myriad.

 

For more good advice about fonts check out Typewolf.com.

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Font assistance please

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Ideas for fonts, please.

I am creating a book to be published (not an ebook) and need two different fonts that are complimentary but different at a glance.

It is for body text with footnotes (so superscript numbers need to be clear) and newspaper articles which can be quite long. I want the reader to be able to distinguish between the text and articles without trouble AND I would like the articles to be more condensed - they take up a gawd awful amount of space.

 

Draft was done with Times New Roman and Myriad Pro Condensed. Love the condensing of Myriad Pro but it is hard to read on paper.

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Correct answer by Scott Citron | Adobe Community Professional

Minion Pro, Garamond Pro are both beautiful fonts for body copy. Minion comes with a Condensed style, too. Both fonts include very extensive character and OpenType alternates like Ordinals, Small Caps, and more. A safe bet for heads and subheads would be a san serif like Gotham, Akzidenz Grotesk, or even Myriad.

 

For more good advice about fonts check out Typewolf.com.

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Minion Pro, Garamond Pro are both beautiful fonts for body copy. Minion comes with a Condensed style, too. Both fonts include very extensive character and OpenType alternates like Ordinals, Small Caps, and more. A safe bet for heads and subheads would be a san serif like Gotham, Akzidenz Grotesk, or even Myriad.

 

For more good advice about fonts check out Typewolf.com.

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Thank you Scott. I will use your suggestions.

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you may benefit from more trainign so you learn how to use display, serif and san serif together in your designs.

 

Here are some course i think would help you gain more confidence behind makind this kind of design decisions:

This would be ideal for you now:

https://www.lynda.com/Design-Typography-tutorials/Foundations-Typography-Choosing-Combining-Typeface...

 

these can be watched as you want to learn more:

https://www.lynda.com/Design-Page-Layout-tutorials/33-Laws-Typography/147012-2.html

 

 

https://www.lynda.com/Illustrator-tutorials/Type-Project-Constructivist-Poster/155655-2.html?srchtrk...

https://www.lynda.com/InDesign-tutorials/InDesign-Typography-Part-1-Revision-2015/463444-2.html

 

https://www.lynda.com/Graphic-Design-tutorials/Learning-Type-Design/577367-2.html

 

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