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InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, Third Edition by Nigel French

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Chapter 13. Combining Typefaces

Choosing a typeface is one thing, but once you’ve made your choice, how can you ensure it plays nicely with others? In this chapter we’ll look at tried-and-tested formulas for combining typefaces. This is a perennial topic for designers and one that anyone concerned with typography will revisit numerous times throughout their career. Good font combining relies on typographic principles. These principles are not scientific, rigid, or fail-safe; all of them can be broken, but all should be understood.

Things to Avoid

A good principle to live by, whether you’re new to typography or a seasoned pro, is keep it simple. Or to put it another way, don’t use too many fonts. Just as mixing too many colors on your palette ...

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