looking for font suited for art book

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Evie's picture
Joined: 3 Nov 2009 - 6:14pm
looking for font suited for art book

I'm looking for some nice font suggestions for a book that has avant-garde texts ranging from poetry and parts of philosophical novels to unclassifiable combinations of text and pictures. The book will also have pages showing pictures from Kurt Schwitters collages and actual pictures of his books (poems).

Not sure if i should use a serif font or not...all suggestions more than welcome

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am

If it’s such a miscellanea, I would go with a slab serif.

Indra Kupferschmid's picture
Joined: 8 Aug 2007 - 3:23am

Harriet from Okay Type; Academica, Hercules, or John by Storm Type; Monotype Modern; URW Antiqua; Edison from Linotype; Paperback by John Downer for House Industries; Whitman, Ibis and Heron, Elmhurst or Proforma from Font Bureau.

Mohammed Amin's picture
Joined: 25 Feb 2012 - 10:26am

I love Adobe's Arno Pro - good choice for poetry - given its somewhat calligraphic look.
Hoefler Text - with all its trimmings.
DTL Fleicshmann.

Nick Shinn's picture
Joined: 8 Jul 2003 - 11:00am

What Riccardo said.
The pictures will have much old type, so create a typespec which is diametrically opposed. As the subject matter is apparently from the early 20th century, then something new and recent would work well.
Sanuk, for instance, which I first came across, in use, by Marian Bantjes, for the ID she created for TypeCon in Seattle.

Paul Rand might have used Univers Bold.