Sans to Complement Kepler

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Eric West's picture
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Sans to Complement Kepler
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I'm using Frutiger for my A and B heads right now, but they don't really do anything for me. Any suggestions welcome. It's for a tennis how-to book. It just detracts from the elegance I'm going for.

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What about Bliss Pro from Jeremy Tankard.


Linda Cunningham's picture
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Eric West's picture
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Asvetic/Linda,
Wow. I do love those options. :( alas i am sad, I should have mentioned, am restricted to the ATL. Maybe those will help me find something...

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Well in that case, try Gill Sans, it's the inspiration for Bliss Pro. Or even Myriad Pro, it's a very elegant sans that's overlooked because it's the default font for most of Adobe's products... there's a reason for that.

Linda Cunningham's picture
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I second Myriad Pro -- a vastly underrated font.

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Underrated? Really? Everyone and their dog is using it -- especially since Apple adopted Myriad for their corp ID.

Linda Cunningham's picture
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I said "underrated" not "underused" -- there's a difference.

(And I don't see it being overused either: just because Apple is using it doesn't mean everyone else is....) (EDIT: or that no one else should....)

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Whether you use Myriad Pro or Gill Sans, try a little letter spacing, I think your sans is set too tight.

Dan Gayle's picture
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Cronos Pro is a humanist sans designed by Slimbach. You should try it.

Dan Gayle's picture
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But Kepler has something like 170 different variants from optical size to compression/expansion to weight. You sure you couldn't find something in that range to use effectively as a subhead without having to jump to a sans?

Aside from that, Kepler is a "modern" style typeface. Why not go for a grotesque instead of a humanist sans? It would match the proportions of the Modern better.