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Long time listener, first time caller here. I am struggling choosing typefaces for a coffee table book that I am redesigning. The book is about Indian Motorcycles, the first American Motorcycle brand. The majority of the "story" or information takes place in 1900-1960 America.
I'm trying to put together a typographic palette that has a somewhat mechanical/industrial feel that suites the general Americana theme but that has a bit more contemporary flavor. Originally I was toying around with the idea of Franklin/News Gothic or perhaps Rockwell for titling and something along the lines of Benton Sans for body.
Where I'm really struggling is coming up with a pairing (titling/body) that is not overly expected or stale. Any suggestions or ideas are welcome, I'd really appreciate it.