I'm laying out a booklet, the purpose of which is to present information in a tone that is ponderous, pedantic and authoritative. Reading it should be like listening to an overbearing, low-level city official explaining some unavoidable bureaucratic procedure. The content is self-important, without soul, and the presentation needs to have a sort of conniving and vaguely menacing feel to it. The look aims to be clean, organized, reserved and pleasant, but in a way that is also dictatorial and intimidating.
In searching for a sans serif and serif pair to handle the headers, body, footnotes, &c., I've been using Scala and Chronicle; they have a nice presence, but feel that there is still too much personality in there, so I'm looking for alternatives. Any suggestions?