Which sans-serif to pair with Chaparral Pro?

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Janko Jovanovic's picture
Joined: 1 Feb 2013 - 6:01am
Which sans-serif to pair with Chaparral Pro?

I need help pairing Chaparral Pro (body text) with a sans-serif (headlines) for my design blog. Chaparral looks very delicate to me with its interesting curves and I love it, so I need a typeface that will complement it.

I have seen it paired with Proxima Nova a lot, but I would like to go with something different. I like how it looks combined with Brandon Grotesque. Seems to me that it complements Chaparral when in all-caps, but not sure if it's overwhelming otherwise (screenshot of my testing page attached). Other types I have been experimenting with are Futura PT (as a total contrast), then Camingo DOS and FacitWeb. However I am not sure if these are really good matches, or it's just my subjective view.

Do some these really work, or you have some other recommendation?


Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero's picture
Joined: 4 Aug 2005 - 7:22pm




ncaleffi's picture
Joined: 8 Nov 2007 - 5:13am

Janko, once I have paired Chapparal with Today Sans, with, I think, good results.