Typefaces for Editorial

I was doing some typeface research at work today. All day. It was a great day. Am I crazy? Two things it takes a long time for me to get sick of perusing: 1) chairs, 2) anything typography-related.

I’m working on finding some new typeface options for body copy, so easy to read serif typefaces that are versatile (lots of weights/italics options) and easy to read. I thought I’d share some of my favorite findings so far.

Arnhem“it is calm enough for extended reading yet retains enough personality to save it from lapsing into mediocrity”source

Lyon – Used in the New York Times Magazine, a beautifully-designed publication.

Glosa - “Dino dos Santos evokes the vibrant work of 18th-century punchcutter Johann Fleischman…dos Santos is clearly aiming for something beyond a revival though, and introduces enough contemporary flair and personal quirk to do so successfully.” - source

FF Milo Serif - I believe the serif font is used in Dwell Magazine. Another of my favorite magazines.

Prumo“Prumo is a new type system, based on a unique skeleton that flows, like a pendulum, from high contrast to low contrast.”source

Meret – Used in Fast Company.

Leitura“Dos Santos…set out to create an array of neutral typefaces that could work together and achieve an invisibility – lacking in details that would distract from the content.”source

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