Alternates/Synonyms for Georgia and Lucida Grande for print work.

timfm's picture

Working a web interface and logo for a low budget project that use these two excellent screen optimized typefaces, but need to reproduced the logo in/find similar fonts that will stand up to the rigours of a wide variety of print applications (ID, Poster, Package).


marcox's picture

Miller is the obvious print analogue to Georgia. It was also designed by Matthew Carter, and comes in a variety of cuts for text and display.

Lucida started life as a print face so it can do double duty, onscreen and off.

timfm's picture

Thank you marcox,

Is Lucida Grande that comes standard on the Mac the same as Lucida Sans/usable for print work?

marcox's picture

Sorry, Tim, but I've never compared the two. The "Grande" in the name might suggest it was created for print display work, a la Big Caslon, but I'm just speculatin' at this point.

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

'Grande' is refering to the gigantic character set it comes with. Its basically covers all of unicode. Cyrillic, Turkish, CE ete. I think it ways specially hinted too. But still no OSF or small caps though.

Out of all the interface sans available- Lucida is good for both print and on screen. Whereas Verdana/Tahoma are readable on screen but horriable in print... and in my opinion look like inspired by Lucida.


Randy's picture

Grande: I believe it's the same also. Unfortunately no italics on the os screen version. Not a big fan of the printed look myself. It is a mater of taste. I think technically it's good.

timfm's picture

Thanks everyone.

Nice icon, Jones : )

hrant's picture

> Its basically covers all of unicode.

No way.


SuperUltraFabulous's picture

all of latin unicode?

poms's picture

I don't think that Lucida Sans and Georgia go really good together...
Maybe you can complement Georgia (or a similar Scotch Roman) with Weidemanns Corporate S.

timfm's picture


Have an example of "Weidemanns Corporate S.?"


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