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Simos Zenios's picture
Joined: 16 Oct 2017 - 6:09pm
GFS Didot combinations

Disclaimer, not a designer, just an amateur who appreciated beautiful fonts and page-layout. For an upcoming interview that I need to present printed document at hand and also send digital documents, I've been looking for a clear, beautiful, and distinct font that can also accommodate Greek. I've settled on the GFS Didot, redesigned by Katsoulides -I like its elegance and yet ability to function as vehicle for body text. I wanted to ask which font combinations you'd recommend, and whether you think of it as functioning on screen. Thanks!

Stasi Katsikaris's picture
Joined: 25 Oct 2017 - 9:46pm

I'm just a student - not a real desiner yet - but I have been learning that you can pair a serif font like didot with a sans serif but you want to find similar proportions in the "x hight" and other characteristics both fonts share. For Greek alphabet I don't know what this rule would be, maybe look at the shapes of alpha and the characters with descenders and ascenders and find a font with similar proportions. The other thing I learned is when in doubt USE THE SAME font but use a super-black heavy version or color or other method to create contrast between your titles and body text. Hope this helps sorry i'm not yet professional.