Novel pairing recommendation

JButts's picture

I'm setting the interior of a novel in Life BT and am searching for a good pairing font to do chapter headings. Serif preferred but sans recommendations welcome also. Thanks in advance!

Indra Kupferschmid's picture

I'd go for something else for bodytext, why Life BT?

Nick Shinn's picture

Life (i.e. Times) is very sharp.
Display moderns with fine crisp detail, e.g. Apple Didot, combine quite well.

JButts's picture

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your recommendation and sorry I didn't reply sooner. After looking at Didot (and some of the similar Identifont recommendations), I'm looking for something with a little more weight to it. Did think Acanthus Text might look nice.

Conversely, I have been looking at perhaps picking up Insigne's regular Aviano family as its style would be appropriate for the book's content and could possibly serve as the basis of a logotype for the book. I'm slightly concerned with its extended nature, but anything of a similar style I would be definitely be interested in looking at.

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