OpenType serifed companion for Gill Sans?

ashuttl's picture

I've recently rediscovered Gill Sans after purchasing Gill Sans MT Pro. I love its lighter weights and am finding it very versatile -- I'm feeling pretty good about choosing it as the display face for our organization's identity. Plus, the ease and versatility of this new Pro version makes things easy and cool.

Now I need to find a serifed text face to go with it. For the moment, I've been using my old flame, Scala, and I really do love how they work together. But Scala is getting more and more common, and I'm wondering if there isn't something new or old that I've overlooked. And if I'm going to replace Scala, a must is that it's with an OTF with a full character set: I'm a busy guy.

This is for a performing arts presenter. We're trying to reposition ourselves as a multidisciplinary cultural organization. I've been using some bright colors with lots of white space and leading.

I want to be sold on something I haven't thought of. Any ideas?

(I've attached some details from a brochure we put out this week to give you an idea of how we're thinking.)

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paul d hunt's picture

I noticed that Monotype just released Joanna Pro.

Also by Gill: Perpetua Pro

And Then: Complementary Serif Font for Gill

charles ellertson's picture

Too bad it wasn't Pilgrim (Bunyan), IMSLTHO, Gill's best text font.

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