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Any favoured sans you find set nicely at body text size?
I have many, but these are my current favorites:
Stella is beautiful, and has all of the necessary parts.
All things being equal, the one that has the best shot at good readability: Legato. And it doesn't hurt that it's the most culturally-significant design since... possibly the beginning.
I use mine: Mundo Sans. It's meant for small sizes. There's a PDF to see it in use.
My current fav and 'corporate type'.: 'John Sans', by František Štorm..
( And, I am still saving my money for additional StormType faces, like 'Metron' and 'Elektra'.. :)
I have been using FF Quadraat Sans quite a bit lately. Possibly due to the fact that it is one of the few that I own, but nevertheless! Also, I have always admired FF Scala Sans, even more so that Scala Serif. FF Balance and FF Legato are pretty magic, as mentioned above. John Sans would be fun to play with, so much character!
Mundo looks nice. Fonts.com has the worst "previews" though.
Amplitude could work, but no italics.
So many excellent suggestions ... I'm looking forward to setting some of my work in aforementioned fonts.
Cheers everyone, much appreciated.
I received this book for Christmas, and it is set in Scala Sans. The spacing of this typeface has always been a bit problematical, but I'm impressed once again by how well it works for continuous text of this sort, i.e. interrupted by frequent illustrations that readers will typically pause to enjoy. This is the sort of context in which a sans serif can work quite well.
I think Optima is one of the best. But, what's it for? Medical/Dental brochure, Clown School application, Build-it-yourself TNT kit instructions, Homer, A letter to Madona?
I think Optima is one of the best. But, what’s it for?
Optima is used a lot in beauty products.
When he says "what's it for" I think Berlow's asking about Christian's project.
Everyone always forgets about FF Zwo
"I think Optima is one of the best. But, what’s it for? Medical/Dental brochure, Clown School application, Build-it-yourself TNT kit instructions, Homer, A letter to Madona?"
Maybe here is where Optma is needed:
"Mundo looks nice. Fonts.com has the worst “previews” though"
Chris and all,
Check it out: there's a new feature on fonts.com. Previews! from any font, package or family page, there's a link to try any font in the product at any size, in any color.....
ATF Lightline Gothic at 11 to 14 pt. is easy on the eyes and pleasing to the palate.
I fell in love with FF Profile! (saw it on "Letter Fountain" book!) It looks beautiful! (I'm also a big fan of Scala and Scala Sans families, but for something completely different in "feel", I guess.)
I used Whitney A while ago for text and I was very pleased with it.
i love working with century gothic and gill sans