Newspaper fonts

wackojacko1138's picture

I'm designing a school newspaper, five columns, tabloid size.
Our headlines are in Myriad Pro Bold condensed (which I love)
Right now our body copy is in Minion Pro 10 pt, which I kind of like, but I'm ambivalent towards it. I don't feel like it's the BEST choice.
What's a great font for body copy in a newspaper?

blank's picture

What are you printing it on?

wackojacko1138's picture

Not sure exactly what it is, but it's pretty standard (probably cheap) gray newsprint. Anything grayscale will usually print pretty clearly.

EDIT: And for the record, it's a high school newspaper at a magnet high school for students interested in medical professions (in case that matters)

Lantz's picture

I always liked LinoLetter, although to be honest I have never tried using it in a newspaper layout. It has a nice clean "antiseptic" quality to it.

Joanna is nice too, but I don't know if you can tolerate the really awkward numbers. Also it might be a bit light.

Lantz's picture

double post... oops

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