Hi friends, I am using Whitney font for headlines and I am thinking of using Sentinel for body text. Wondering if anybody has any comments about this choice since its a slab serif like Clarendon and so I am not sure if those fonts are meant more to be used for headlines reather than body text. So if you have any insights about this they would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

And here is a link to the Sentinel font:


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elegant serif to pair with whitney

im designing a magazine and was wondering which elegant serif would go nicely with whitney from h&fj

Hello all, I just asked you for help with my business cards a while ago, I'll post a picture of one again on the bottom here, but the thing is that I used Hoefler's Whitney and Chronicle on them, and now I'm trying to design my website and I'm going for something very minimalistic, like the cards, and I want to make it all consistent, the cards, stationary, the site, but Hoefler's license doesn't allow their fonts to be used with @fontface, so I'm looking for alternatives I can use. Since the site will be mostly just text I want something really well designed, and a family with various weights and nice italics and small caps and all that would be great. And of course both typefaces have to work well together, on the webpage they'll interact even more than they do on the cards.

I have been corresponding with Hoefler Frere about customizing the standard character set for Whitney. Whitney has a default character set and an alternate set. We want to have some of the alternate characters to replace their default characters in the main set, and are told that choosing an alternate character can only be done manually, one at a time, through the glyphs palatte in InDesign/Illustrator.

Hi everyone. As someone who aspires to go into book design I've been planning to buy a few good fonts and getting to know them really well. At the moment I was thinking of buying Athelas simply because I think the letters look very elegant, but I was wondering if I might ask for your opinions about matching fonts? It would be good to have a sans-serif that goes well with Athelas (maybe something like Whitney or Syntax?), but does anyone have any suggestions about that? As well as this does anyone have any thoughts about titling fonts?

Thanks in advance for all your help,


Hello all,

I have been using this site for years, and now I am taking the leap to ask a question to you pro's.

I am designing a catalogue system (think fancy auction catalogue) for print, web and large poster design. For the web I have been working with Franklin Gothic Condensed Book and Medium for headings, and Georgia for bread text. I was trying this for a large poster and for a book layout and all of a sudden felt that I should look elsewhere. Based on a discussion here I found Whitney and Chronicle Text(which I like better than Miller) but ouch they are expensive! I am trying to determine whether it is worth it and also if they work for every medium and sizes I am working with... I do want consistency.

So my questions:

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