pairing with Dante (display face for drop cap)


Any suggestions on a good display face to pair with Dante? (It's for a drop cap--Dante is too heavy.) Also, any suggestions about a good sans-serif pairing with Dante? (I recognize that there is a school of thought in which pairings should be similar, and another in which pairings should be dissimilar. Either kind of suggestion is welcome.)

Hand set Dante?

Hi everyone,

I am looking for a book or any kind of printing that uses the hand set version of Dante.
What hand set means here is the first version of Dante, not the Monotype version.
I heard that Martino Mardersteig actually did not like Monotype version, thus I want to compare each other.
(However, if this is true, I cannot explain why Giovanni based the Monotype Dante for Valdonega project.)

Does anyone know anything about this?

Fonts like Scala, Albertina, Minion


my favorite serif typefaces up to now are in particular Albertina (is there a difference between the digital releases by DTL and Monotype?) and Scala, but also Minion. Bembo and Dante are as well fine typefaces with fine italics, but have in my opinion a too literary tone.

I’m in search of »my« typeface and have compared a lots of fonts. Albertina, Scala and Minion are clean, clear and neutral typefaces with (and that’s importent) wonderfual crisp italics! I consider to purchase a license for the MT Albertina Pro, but first want to be certain that I didn’t ignore an alternative.

If you have some alternatives in mind, please let me know! Thank you.

Kind regards