body typefaces that compliment Carter's Galliard CC

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body typefaces that compliment Carter's Galliard CC
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I am putting together a new magazine, using either bauer bodoni or galliard cc for the display/headline type, but i am trying to think of a face that would compliment them for the body of the publication...

what do you all think?

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forgot to mention, there will be some reverse outs and i am hoping to go somewhat small on the sizing given the magazine's young demographic.

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Traditionally, Galliard CC is used exclusively as the text face and Mantinia, also from Carter and Cone, is used as the display face. However, Galliard does have the sharpness needed to function at larger sizes. I would suggest mating Galliard to something spanish warm feeling like Bohemia or Eudald or Pradell. Ball terminals aid in legibility. Kis might look pretty too.

Mikey :-)

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Given such minimal info on the magazine it's hard to give any real suggestions. You might find some of my typefaces fit for this project. Look here;

http://www.macrhino.com

or for my latest three creations (Brasserie), Expansion and Ommegaand over here;

http://www.veer.com/products/browse.aspx?vendor=CTT&page=&view=new

Good luck anyway

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great! thanks for the suggestions, apologies about the lack of info, its kind of all over the place at the moment.

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when you have more info, please post...

Steve Peter's picture
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I've set two recent books using Galliard as the body typeface, and it is beautiful.

Mike Diaz's picture
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Steve Peter> Hi, what did you use as the display complement?

Mikey :-)

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Galliard. :-)

The books are academic tomes, so the design is pretty old-fashioned, but it looks great (IMHO).

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I have two different editions of a particular legal text. The older set in Galliard and the most recent in Minion. I refer to the older one Whenever I can.

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I think your question is really what sans-serif goes best with Galliard both as display and text...whenever I do a magazine I always use two families, serif supplemented by sans, with the sans for sidebars and highlighted material, especially if reversed. With Galliard, I would suggest Josh Darden's Freight Sans or ITC Franklin Gothic, whose letterforms are very similar to Galliard in their proportions. ITC now makes both Galliard and Franklin Gothic with oldstyle figures for all weights, never available before, in OpenType format. Freight Sans comes with oldstyle figures standard.

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Mondo> great suggestion! I wouldn't have considered Franklin Gothic but I think you are right.

Mikey :-)