Text companion for PMN Caecilia

Hieronymus's picture

Have a client who signed off on a logotype set in PMN Caecilia. Now need to find a suitable companion typeface for text and taglines, and a web equivalent.

The client runs a large executive placement firm and like things 'clean & modern'.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Stephen Coles's picture

The most logical sans serif companion for Caecilia is TheSans. Comes from the same school of thought.

Bert Vanderveen's picture

I think that putting a member of the Thesis family and PMN Ceacilia in ‘one bed’ could be a bit indelicate. The designers came from the same school and the same influences, but PMN Caecilia is more coherent than TheSerif (formerly known as Thesis Serif).

For what it’s worth: I have used Caecilia extensively for headlines as well as text (which I preferred slightly compressed, say to 92 or 94%), and have combined it with for instance Metro Sans (Bold) for captions and such, or with Avenir (that has some of that Neo-Humanist quality that Caecilia has too.

PMS Caecilia is one of my all time favorites, as you might guess : )

Web equivalent? Not amongst the usual suspects, I am afraid.

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

Clint-Anglin's picture

Bert,

"PMS Caecilia is one of my all time favorites..."

Is PMS Caecilia some sort of color version of PMN Caecilia? (Smile.)

-- Clint

Stephen Coles's picture

PMN = Peter Mathias Noordzij

Hieronymus's picture

Thanks folks - this has been helpful!

++ Hieronymus
++ www.gabardinestudios.com

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Come on guys, I am a designer, not a typist ; )

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

Ehague's picture

Have you played with a Kindle yet? Apparently there are those who believe Caecilia itself is perfectly suitable for book-length body text!

Clint-Anglin's picture

Bert,

I didn't mean to upset you with my comment. I do understand that one's typos and inadvertent errors do not normally need to be pointed out, but in this case, the error seemed somewhat humorous, and I thought you and others might enjoy noting it. (I did try to convey my light-hearted intent with the use of the "Smile" word -- guess that didn't work, sorry.)

-- Clint

Jens Kutilek's picture

The PMS reference may just be too hard to get if your first language isn't English ... it's not something you learn in English class.

Which reminds me of a sign I once saw in England: "These premises are protected by PMS 24/7" ;)

Bert Vanderveen's picture

Clint,

that is what I tried to do with
; )
Probably too old-fashioned...

BTW PMS = also Post Menstrual Syndrome, Pantone Matching System, …

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Bert Vanderveen BNO

FeeltheKern's picture

I've used Legacy Sans a number of times with PMN Caecilia. A lot of stuff in the humanist sans world could probably be made to accompany it well, too.

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