Please help: Milo Text with Milo Medium? Or better with the bold weight?

tina's picture

I'm about to suggest FF Milo to one of my clients and I'm pondering which weights are reasonable for combination. I'd thought I'd find some printed material in the latest Font Book, but Milo is missing in there. Also I've printed out the pdfs available, but it's difficult to decide on the basis of a few lines of text printed with an inkjet printer.

Thanks to this thread I've narrowed the choice to the text weight and now the question is which additional weight looks good for emphasizing. Italic is fine without any doubt, but concerning medium or bold, looking at the inkjet printed pdfs I'm hesitating: medium looks as if there is not enough color difference in comparison to the text weight, whereas bold seems to be too strong.

What do you think? Which weight is better suited as a companion for Milo text?

Stephen Coles's picture

Hi, Tina. FontBook came off the presses just a few months before FF Milo was released, so it was unfortunately not possible to include it.

I believe FF Milo Medium is intended as an emphasis for Regular. And Bold complements the Text weight. The contrast would be too low otherwise, as you've observed.

This is why they are sold in these two packages:
http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/fontfont/ff_milo_1_ot/
http://www.fontshop.com/fonts/downloads/fontfont/ff_milo_2_ot/

tina's picture

Hi Stephen, thanks for your help.
I'd seen these packages, too, and I'm sure there are lots of thoughts behind grouping the fonts as they're offered. On the other side, it's always the tiny details which keep bugging, no? But ok, as there might only a few words to be emphasized and not long parts of text, and the overall amount of text won't be that much at a time, the text/bold combo might be fine then.

Stephen Coles's picture

Is italic an option for emphasis? That's the preferred method in books and other long texts.

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