Please help! Magazine design - Typefaces for Titles, subtitles and body text

Hello! I'm doing a research and probably a project which the final "product" (only for academic purposes, I emphatize) would be a magazine in which design would be the main subject. I was thinking something in a similar square format as the new Creative Review (after the redesign).

I've looked typefaces such as Apex New, which is one of my favourite "squarish" sans-serifs. Chester Jenkins did an awesome job on that! The typeface is beautiful and it seems to work nicely on body text. (Klavika is beautiful, but I want to see something a little bit different and yet, with some "squarish" proportions)

The other one that seems to fit is "Leitura Sans", by Dino dos Santos for titles and body text.

I also thought about something that could reference something "art-decoish", but then again, Leitura Sans and Apex New have nothing "art-decoish" about them, right? (it seems that Estilo and Camera (althught Camera by Flat-It is beautiful as well, it lacks in variety of styles) could fill this nicely, but then, it would be moving away from the squarish sans-serifs).

My questions are:
1-Is Leitura a squarish sans-serif in the same way that Apex New is? Or is it something of a completely different approach?

2-What typefaces mix well with Leitura?

3-Is there a typeface that could be a "squarish sans-serif" and "art-déco" at the same time? Or are these completely different worlds?

I'm sorry that I ask so many things and have so many doubts, but I'm only trying to learn more about typefaces, styles and magazine/editorial design. And yes, I have the wonderful book/bible by Robert Bringhurst! :-)

Thanks so much for your attention and support!

All the best!

Zach's picture

1. Someone else may be able shed more light on this, but Leitura doesn't look particularly squarish to begin with to me.

2. For what purpose? Display, or a contrasting, text-size face?

3. Art deco I don't know, but you might look at the two squarish sans faces mentioned in this thread, Allumi and Forza.


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