Centaur & which Sans serif?

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Centaur & which Sans serif?
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Hi
Im doing a book on art and museums, and I was thinking of using Centaur...can you please suggest a sans serif font that is a good combination with Centaur?
Also, would you recommend any other serif/sans serif font combinations which are historically relevant to art and museums?
Any feedback would be much appreciated.
...Thank you!

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Most humanist sans would work quite well, especially those with a classical architecture. ITC Legacy Sans, for example. One could also go with more of a contrasting geometric sans, like Futura, or my own Hypatia Sans.

Cheers,

T

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[[http://typophile.com/user/909|Thomas Phinney]] wrote: Most humanist sans would work quite well [with Centaur], especially those with a classical architecture. ITC Legacy Sans, for example.

An eminent choice. Ronald Arnholm's Legacy and Legacy Sans are based on the work of the Venice-based punchcutter Nicolas Jenson (as is Bruce Roger's Centaur). You might even use those two faces for the body and marginalia, respectively, and use Centaur for headings or as a display face. Robert Slimbach's Adobe Jenson also has much to recommend it, and like Legacy was designed on a computer (whereas Centaur is a digitization of a Monotype revival of a roman cut in 1469).

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Centaur with a grotesque might work
Franklin Gothic, or Benton