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I am near the end of my graphic design program at school. For my portfolio,
I have chosen to use the typeface Austin. I wanted my book to have a fashionable feel
to it. I like how it looks as a display and for titles. but what do you guys think about it being used for text? The book is mostly graphic design with short explanations. I feel like this is a similar situation to using Didot for text. The thins don't help for reading.
Any ideas? Thanks!
My eyes are bleeding from looking at typefaces all day.
I am developing a brand that is focused on the purity of a product, and the approach is to use a stripped-back typeface as a core word mark.
To support the stripped back sans I was hoping to use Austin as it's emotive qualities will work well to create dynamic packaging and create a visual language for the brand.
I love the depth of the Foundry Grotesk family. I also have a picture in my mind of the word mark being similar to Trade gothic Bold Cond No.20 (all CAPS).