A companion for Expletus Sans

giulianovelli's picture

Hi,

I am designing an e-commerce for contemporary interior design products and I have chosen [http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Expletus+Sans|Expletus Sans] ad a display face. I am now looking for a serif companion for body text. I have tried [http://www.google.com/webfonts/specimen/Droid+Serif|Droid Serif] but I am not really sure. What do you think about this pair? Have you got some other font in mind that I could try?

Thanks in advance.

hrant's picture

Does it have to be free?

hhp

giulianovelli's picture

Yes it has to be free, the type of product I will use it on requires that.

hrant's picture

Can you elaborate? Does the client forbid you from spending money on a commercial webfont?

hhp

giulianovelli's picture

Hi,

nope, the design is for a wordpress theme and I need to use freely avalaible fonts.

hrant's picture

I'm sorry I still don't understand (I'm not a web developer, so there's probably something I'm missing). Does WordPress not allow you to use something like this?
https://typekit.com/fonts/ff-tisa-web-pro

hhp

giulianovelli's picture

The theme we'll be sold as a product and not like a website for a single client.

PabloImpallari's picture

Try Copse

hrant's picture

Can't a non-free webfont subscription be part of the product?
BTW there's a difference between free and "libre".

Copse: Seems pretty dorky to me.

hhp

giulianovelli's picture

Thanks for the suggestions.
I ended up using Droid Sans bold as headline with Droid Serif for body with Expletus only used for identity and banners text.

hrant's picture

Sounds like a cheap solution.

hhp

1996type's picture

Hi, I designed Expletus Sans. Too bad I didn't see this thread earlier. Could you send you send me a link with the end result? jasper [at] designtown [dot] nl

Cheers! jasper

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