Super family for a report

Luke Harris's picture

I have been tasked with designing/typesetting a large parliamentary report. In the past, such reports have used a combination of sans and serif typefaces (serif for body text, sans for indented quotations -- and there are plenty of them). I wondered if anyone might have a suggestion for a suitable (and reasonably priced) contemporary 'super-family'. I have used Myriad Pro/Minion Pro and Scala Sans/Serif in the past for similar projects, but I wanted to try something new. Any advice would be very welcome.

J Weltin's picture

Sorry for self-promoting, but what about Agilita?

Luke Harris's picture

Thanks for the suggestions. I guess I was hoping someone could point a really beautiful / space-efficient sans/serif family. Perhaps I should think beyond that, as per http://www.fontshop.com/blog/newsletters/jun2006_b/

Indra Kupferschmid's picture

You didn’t say space-saving and beautiful before :)
Novel could be a beautiful option then, Calluna a particular inexpensive, Bartholome and Jannon a space-saving, or Versa one that’s (supposedly) used by a parliament, the Dutch. Celeste is rather neutral and versatile, Freight seen often but still great, Fresco an underused gem with informal and script fonts. More pointers still?

Luke Harris's picture

Thanks Indra — I wish I could purchase them all. I'd been wondering about Freight -- it's elegant and pretty reasonably priced. Thanks for your advice.

flooce's picture

FF Celeste: here. It is a sober and neutral typeface with roots in the modern era, but with a pleasant digital minimalism about it.
Another great family, but less “safe” is Expo Sans and Expo Serif, with more distinct features.

Luke Harris's picture

Thanks all. Celeste was really lovely but unfortunately a little beyond my budget. I ended up buying Freight Sans/Serif. Cheers, Luke

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