"Shout vote" – Sabon + Nexus sans: Go or no go?

JH's picture

I am designing a war history book in two columnns 90 mm, 10,5 on 12,75 Sabon. As a complementary sans i have FF Nexus, for captions and extra text in 3 colum setting, 10 on 12,75 pt.

I would be thankful for spontaneous reactions to the combination, is it ok, good or terrible? :)

Suggestions on changing the text font? ( I'm rather not changing Nexus!)

Stephen Coles's picture

Since you're using FF Nexus Sans, why not FF Nexus Serif for text?

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Nexus has a lot of the characteristics of Scala — so why not go with Scala Sans AND Serif?

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

ryanholmes's picture

Franklin Gothic works well with Sabon, and might add a bit of authoritarian vibe to a war history book, helping to balance the neutral tone of Sabon.

.00's picture

I would suggest you trust you own taste and make your own decision and stop looking for validation from this motley group.

Stephen Coles's picture

Gee, James. Why so crankypants? He's a young designer looking for guidance. Nothing wrong with asking for an opinion.

dan_reynolds's picture

Syntax's design was inspired by Sabon's letter proportions. So those two work together as well.

.00's picture

"Shout Vote". That says looking for guidance?

Stephen Coles's picture

Hehe. Jonatan's title writing may need some maturing, sure.

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