Antique Olive

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Antique Olive as body text?

My first post here. hiii : )

I'm wondering about general thoughts on pairing Antique Olive with Chaparral Pro? There seems to be few discussions on the former typeface and I'm wondering if someone could offer their insights. This is for resume & portfolio layout, with light Antique Olive as body text (8/11 pt) and light Chaparral Pro as headers in all caps at 8pt.
Being a type novice and new to this font combination, I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts or opinions.

Some concerns I have are:
1) readability
2) the general impression it conveys
3) hisory/cultural associations?

Any recommendations for a body copy typeface to go with my display type of Antique Olive Compact? It's for a student project on a book on John Coltrane. The display type is never on the same page as the body copy but I tried Helvetica Neue and it's not working well.

Thanks for any help!

Hello, I'm designing a catalog dedicated to artists, the so-called School of Paris
(A group of French and non-French artists working in Paris in the first half of the 20th century). I want to use as a basic sans serif font. But the classic French “national” sans, that I know - Antique Olive, created later and I have doubts about the propriety of its use. On the other hand confuses me too “German” origin of the majority of old sans-serif fonts.

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