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Yeah, Legacy Sans was my ﬁrst thought too. You could also try Eureka Sans or Sebastian.
Good call! Legacy almost feels like Gill (another sans i was toying with but didn’t thing was quite right) with the quirks ironed out. It feels, too, like Optima but more in line with the ﬂavor of Californian. Thnx for yer help guys!
before i spend the money, does anyone know if there’s a huge diﬀerence between the Agfa and E&F versions?
and the best prices too. i checked both itc and myfonts and neither of them came close to fontshop’s $79 for the whole shebang. what a deal!
i was actully hoping you’d weigh in tiﬀ. but you gotta give me a better suggestion!
I only have what came with Oﬃce XP
tiﬀ, i’m still waiting for a suggestion from you! ;^) surely you must be thinking of something!
wow! thnx for the suggestions and the trouble, tiﬀany. good thing you didn’t see my resume with goudy sans for headings
> Tiﬀ, do you think Scala Sans would be any better than Legacy? or still too friendly? >
The most important thing to think about is that this represents you and your own style very true. i think i’m overanalyzing now and so it’s all starting to feel irrelevant. Personaly I think Legacy is a good match for Californaian, but i’d agree a bit too friendly and maybe more humanistic feeling than i want for a resume. Originally I was thinking Gill caps, and tho i love Gill, i think it’s a bit too quirky again for a resume. Now i’m thinking Scala Sans Bold SC. I’ll agree that for my purposes i want something with a very small amount of modulation. So before i commit… any other ideas to consider? ;^)
Well if that’s it, thanks for yer help Stephen and Tiﬀany! ‘preciate ya.
I’m so happy that Franklin Gothic was suggested. I have a fondness for it that goes beyond any natural state. Grew accustomed to Franklin as a reliable plowhorse and have never outgrown the love of it. I would also like to see it paired with other versions of “Californian”. Lanston has the face in the works from his patterns as you all now know from another thread. Good on ya, Tiﬀany! jim Rimmer
Nearly any plain-spoken and sober, bold-sans would pair well with ITC Berkley or Californian. I thought Franklin Gothic was a good, compatable suggestion. Try Spartan or Futura bold, too. I also like Penumbra MM for the job. You can go with a plain sans (725 BD 0 SA) or with a subtle spur serif (725 BD 150 FS).
I’ve had success pairing Californian with Monotype Grotesque. MT Grot’s complete lack of pretension played well against the slightly ornate Californian.
Love Californian — nice choice. Maybe Legacy Sans. The Medium SC might ﬁt especially well with Cal or try Ultra for contrast.
I think the main diﬀerences are in naming schemes rather than quality or design. So I’d go with the ITC or Agfa packages which are much cheaper at $79. Buy from FontShop for the best support.
Am I too late? [wink,wink] Legacy Sans is nice, but doesn’t the casual contrast go against the the elegant contrast in Californian?
which weights/varieties of Californian have you licensed?
“doesn’t the casual contrast go against the the elegant contrast in Californian?” Not sure what you mean here, Tiﬀ. Could you rephrase?
FB Californian was installed with Oﬃce XP? I think you might be looking at something else.
Paul, can you post a sample of it for us?
Yes. Good question. What were you saying Miss Tiﬀany? Uhmm. Let’s see. Legacy Sans is too friendly for Californian. IMO. I shoulda just said that to begin with. It seems to call too much attention to itself. Californian is very beautiful, but I think it needs a sans that contrast with it more.
Wow — I humbly withdraw my skepticism. Looks like FB Californian is bundled with some MS products. I stand by the Legacy Sans pairing, though.
ok. my ﬁrst gut would have been franklin gothic. i used to have a client that i paired berkeley with franklin and i liked how it worked. but i played with it for you. if you really want ﬂavor you might look at anisette (see sample below). i don’t have anything against legacy as a typeface. it is very nice. i simply think it is too casual (a) for a resume, and (b) to pair with californian.
Maybe using the word elegant was too easy. Elegant is Bickham script. For a serif (so-called) bookface, Californian is pretty elegant. But it is also not un-friendly. I simply think that it needs something with no (or hardly any) contrast. Sorry. I took this thought home with me last night. The most important thing to think about is that this represents you and your own style, not mine. Tell us what you think about these pairings. It doesn’t do you (or me) any good to simply accept what I show you. (and besides it could be a good conversation). I don’t have the black weight of scala so I don’t know. A few other ideas below: last minute thought:
I think what these samples show is that most of these sans work well with Californian. What changes with your selection is the overall feeling of the document. So really, it comes down to what attitude Paul wants to portray. If it’s “classy yet comfy” I still think Legacy ﬁlls the bill. But so does Scala and Meta.