BACKGROUND: I've been typesetting books for several years, but only moved into professional typesetting software (InDesign) within the past two or three years. I also have a background of 10 years in web design, so have a history with typography online. Over the past few years, I've been trying to grow my knowledge. My aim is not primarily learning how to create good typefaces, but rather to understand typography for the purpose of excellent typesetting (mostly for books, but also to advance typography in my web design business).

To that end, I'm on my second time through Robert Bringhurst's The Elements of Typographic Style, and I've also read Nigel French's InDesign Type.

REQUEST: Give the above, what I'm looking for are recommendations regarding what would be most helpful for me to read next.


It's my first time here, so I'll quickly introduce myself: I'm Carel Fransen, graphic designer from the Netherlands, and currently working on my graduation projects.

For my project, I'm looking for a quality condensed font with a large x-height that does great at small corps-sizes (approx. 6-7 pt).

I have got one font that works very well: Bureau Grot Light. However, I'd like to have some options. Unfortunately, due to the "advanced search"-mechanisms on big font-sites not being that advanced, it's nearly impossible to search for something this specific.

Hello all,

This is the first time I post to the forum, so any advice you have to offer would be greatly appreciated.

I am redesigning a science and technology magazine that uses Officina Sans for the body text. Right now the masthead is Serpentine, pagination is Eurostyle, the deck and some headlines are Avenir and some heads are Trade Gothic (as are the dropcaps).

Needless to say, the result is very heavy and chaotic. I am looking to streamline the number of fonts and create a lighter, more contemporary look. Any suggestions for fonts that would pair well with Officina Sans for Headlines, pagination, and masthead?

Thanks in advance for your time.


I'm working on a logo for a pop duo band - "Mary and Liv." I was planning on putting "Liv" in Shelby because I love the "L" of that typeface but not so much the "M." I'm not asking you to design this logo for me at all, just looking to see if anyone had a typeface recommendation. :)

I need a font similar to Kiehl's "SINCE 1851".

It needs to look vintage like the old metal posters of the early 1900's.

Thanks for your help.

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