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I am an infrequent lurker coming out of the woodwork for the admittedly self-serving purpose of asking for advice :)
I am not a designer. I'm an artist (mostly photography) & Tarot reader. I used to do letterpress artists books in the mid90s & so acquired just enough typographical knowledge to be dangerous.
Long story short, I have been lusting after Electra for a long time & now have the funds to indulge such a purchase. But lo & behold, when I went searching for it, up popped Parkinson Electra too! I know what Electra looks like in the wild—that's why I want it. But I'm not aware of having seen Parkinson Electra in action, & I don't have the typographic eye to tell from samples if I will like it better, the same, or worse.
I want to use it in print collateral & on my website for my Tarot & dreamwork microbusiness. It will be paired with my handwritten pen & ink logo (see attached; I did it as an attachment because "insert image" kept giving me an error).
So, the questions:
1. If you have used/seen Parkinson Electra, how does it compare to Electra?
2. If you could only buy one, which would you pick, & why?
3. The extra credit question: Is there a strong argument for my *not* using either of them for this purpose? (Other contenders: Adobe Garamond, Sabon, Scala, Minion, all of which I already have. Old style figures a must.)
Thanks in advance for all advice, opinions, discussion...
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