Calibri as a body text font in a book

zoestrout's picture

I have a corporate client whose font is Calibri.
This was chosen because the majority of their communication is on-screen and also because they like to generate their own documents from word (god help me).

They have now come to me with a book design project and have expressed a desire to use Calibri throughout.

Any opinions regarding this will be appreciated.

Thanks for your time.

riccard0's picture

Calibri is a good typeface per se. As for its suitability in a book, it obviously depends on the type of book.
If there’s lot of running text, you could suggest to use a more “safe” serif typeface, and use Calibri just for headers and such.

John Hudson's picture

Yes, it depends what sort of book, and also what kind of layout. If the design is more like a magazine or an annual report, then Calibri is a possibility: give plenty of leading and set text in columns. If they layout is more like a traditional book, then use a serif face for text and limit Calibri to headers.

John Hudson's picture

PS. Who is the company? I'm always interested to see what people are doing with the ClearType collection fonts.

zoestrout's picture

Thanks BIG TIME. Most helpful.

mili's picture

John, the official font of Arla Foods is Calibri, so that's at least one name for you.

zoestrout's picture

It's a small company in AUstralia. I'd give you their name, but their website isn't a great example of quality design. sorry.

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