Can anyone help me find an alternative titling face to Matthew Carter's Mantinia for use on the cover of a fantasy novel?
My biggest, perhaps only, complaint with Mantinia is how heavy it appears at larger sizes—especially when it comes down to flowing nicely, not being in competition, with the imagery of a fantasy novel's cover. The current interior typeface is Minion Pro. A titling face that pairs well with Minion Pro would be a big plus. However, I do not know if that is the finalized interior face, so it is not an absolute necessity.
- I love the ligatures, so a typeface with an assortment of ligatures is a must.
- An alternate capital R with an extended leg is preferred
- A Renaissance-era revival seems to be the best choice, so I would like to find something in that overall family.
- More than one optical weight would be a big bonus as well.
I know it's being rather specific, but does anyone have any suggestions?