Suggestions for a Slab Serif that reads well in digital implementation at all sizes?

pollenstudio's picture

I've just been handed an important piece of work generated elsewhere which extensively uses Bodoni throughout web and app implementation. Before I throw my toys out of the pram I'd like to go in with an alternative slab that reads well at all sizes in the digital sphere. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thankin' you in advance
Marco

donshottype's picture

Bodoni has a fine serif not a slab serif, e.g Memphis, typewriter etc. Do you want suggestions for fine serif or slab serif?
Don

pollenstudio's picture

Thanks Don, admittedly I didn't explain myself well. I can't see a fine serif like Bodoni working well in digital at anything other than display size so I need a slab that works well down to smaller sizes for standard copy legibility that I can offer as an alternative.

Karl Stange's picture

You could try Monotype's eText version of Amasis.

Giza RE and Ibis RE from Font Bureau's Reading Edge collection could work very well.

Nick Shinn's Bodoni Egyptian Pro also looks really good at small sizes.

pollenstudio's picture

Thanks Karl. I appreciate the help. Looking at them my gut reaction is that Amasis might be the way forward.
Thankyou so much
Marco

donshottype's picture

Worth reading: Christian Schwartz on considerations for Gurardian Text Egyptian http://www.orangeitalic.com/gdntegyp.shtml BTW note reference to Matthew Carter's Miller News. Also http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontbureau/miller/
Don

hrant's picture

It sounds like you're talking about this: http://ernestinefont.com/
(Disclaimer: I had a hand in it.)

hhp

pollenstudio's picture

Very useful, thanks Don, appreciate it.

pollenstudio's picture

Thanks hhp, nice work.

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