I have read a few posts where people argue for Modern type, which is made for use/printing in our time.
Good argument, but Adobe Garamond is also made 'for our time' even if it is only Garamond in name as it is a modern OT version made for text right?
From a book/novel text point of view, why would it be better to use a modern typeface (one designed in the last 15 years) rather than a 'remake' that is meant to be good for the same thing (Baskerville Ten, A-Garamond, Bembo Book).
The 'Classic' book typefaces are in every book I open, so they must have lasted for a reason? (ie, they are good for text [as well as being easily available]).
I like to use modern typefaces for modern jobs, but I do not have a solid argument for clients to use typefaces other than the ones they expect.