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Hi, all. Long-time listener, first-time caller.
Just learned the difference between a typographer and a type designer; thrilled to learn that I may, in fact, be a budding typographer. I’ve no illusions about ever being a type designer; to you types (ha!), I tip my hat in admiration.
SO! Been reading articles and blogs, and “Thinking With Type,” and The Non-Designer’s Design Book and others, and I think I’ve got a good start. I’m developing tastes. I’m driving my wife nuts pointing out typefaces I recognize and typological (is that the word?) errors I see in the wild.
Now I bring you a typeface pairing to see whether something I’ve somewhat latched on to might pass the acid test of your expert opinions:
Avenir for titles/headings/captioning, Centaur for body text.
Weird? Discordant? If so, why? Help me learn.
Also, am I on the right track to be seeing similarities between Avenir and Museo Sans? Same question with Centaur and Kennerley Old Style (a.k.a. Goudy Bookletter 1911). Set me straight!
Last question: why does this forum NOT change "straight quotes" into “curly quotes?”