-By Andrew Vohmann
Working with fonts can be tedious. Finding harmony between two fonts is somewhat difficult and time consuming. I guess what’s nice about the search though, is that working with so many different typefaces it almost becomes a second language. You begin to recognize every different typeface that is used when walking down the street, you criticize the application and develop an opinion of that designer’s choice.
By no means is this the be all and end all of typographic harmony, but I can happily say I’ve found two typefaces that I struggle to look past at the moment.
Brandon Grotesque: A typeface that is influenced by the geometric-style sans serif faces that were popular during the 1920s and 30s, the fonts are based on geometric forms that have been optically corrected for better legibility.
Josefin Slab: A font, that again, follows the 1930s trend for geometric typefaces, lending itself to the warm and simplistic Scandinavian style.
Both these fonts together create enough contrast to pronounce themselves as separate entities, but share the 20s/30s influence that when placed together feed off each other through their geometric similarities.
Below are a few exercises that show the fonts individually and placed together. Enjoy fellow type geeks.