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Rene Verkaart's picture
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Joined: 18 Jun 2003 - 7:29am
Matching font for DIN
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Is there anyone that knows what font I could combine with DIN? I'm looking for a classy serif font. It will be used in longer texts. DIN will be used for headlines and lead.

Alternative it would also be nice to have a sans serif font that is very legible in long texts. Depending on the clients wish I'll offer both alternatives for him to choose from.

Thnx,
®ené

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hello

according to me: sabon, baskerville, utopia, caslon, fabiol, mrs eaves.

do not mix 2 sans serifs on the same page... if you are looking for a sans serif that will be ok on long runs, try cronos or bliss.

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Joined: 25 Sep 2006 - 2:15pm
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FF Eureka + FF DIN is sweet.

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Joined: 13 Jan 2006 - 9:04am
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Check some slab serif faces – PMN Caecilia or TheSerif. Or FF Olsen.
And something from Gerard Unger comes in my mind also, maybe Oranda BT – which is quite cheap – if you don't need OSF.

I would not mix FF Din with another Sans, could cause problems with contrast …

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Joined: 18 Jun 2003 - 7:29am
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I made a combination of Underware's Dolly vs DIN and that looks kinda nice.
Sabon also seems to work. This is also an option I'll present.
I'm not a big fan of slab serifs and personally I don't think that it matches with DIN.

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I've found a really nice combination. I tried DIN with Dolly and it fits perfect, imho. The client liked it too, so I'm happy.

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Joined: 27 May 2007 - 5:30am
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Good that you've found your solution.

BTW, mixing two sans faces can be risky, but it's not a dogma. It depends...
Here's the picture with something that is surely not beautiful, but IMHO neither totally ugly or dysfunctional.
Sorry for no word space adjustments and random choice of text (I wouldn't really use DIN for Habsburgs :-)

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Joined: 17 Oct 2007 - 5:42am
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lorem--

What is the typeface used for the body text in your "Habsburg" snippet above? I want to say Meta, but I can't tell from the small font size. Looks nice though....

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