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book type-design

Font pairing for Maiola


Hello Typophiles,

I'm designing a book using Maiola as the main typeface. The book is an essay on the nature & purpose of art and an analysis of a few key pieces from different traditions: a Lohan, an ancient Egyptian sculpture, a Vermeer, a Rembrandt, etc. I feel the Czech references in Maiola suit the author and his conversational style. I also think it's a fine typeface.

I'm using Maiola throughout, but for captions, space is limited. I'd like to use a condensed sans, but I'm struggling to find something that really complements Maiola.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


looking for a copy of A. Cahalan’s "Type, Trends and Fashion" (2008)

I have found several references here and there to a seemingly interesting PhD dissertation written by Anthony Cahalan (aka http://www.dr-type.com ) titled "Type, trends and fashion: A Study of the Late Twentieth Century Proliferation of Typefaces". It has been published in 2008 by the publisher Mark Batty (NY).
However, the problem is that I couldn't find a single copy anywhere in London: I tried Amazon (both US and UK), other online bookstores, local booksellers, the catalogues of all University of London libraries, including the Department of Typography in Reading (UK), and even the British Library... (as for the St. Bride's Library, it seems it's currently closed to the public).