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    Book fonts ? Suggestions ?

    Hello there,
    i'm looking for new fonts for plain texts in a book i'm currently designing, any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    Well we need to know what kind of book you're designing aren't we? Childbook, Company profile or a book for a Law firm? Or something creative. For me, it's always Akzident Grotesk!

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    it really depends on what type of book you're making. Just take a look at the sites of some foundries to see what suits your needs.

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    As said above it depends on the book, but if you're interested in a Serif typeface then Arno Pro is quite elegant, as well as the Indigo Antiqua. Or just Baskerville, classic one.

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    this one is nice:
    http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/estudio-ch/espinosa-nova/
    or this one:
    http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/spinoza-pro/
    im really a fan of any Fleichmann type fonts :) check out DTL also
    http://www.identifont.com/show?9WU
    http://www.dutchtypelibrary.nl/

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    Century Schoolbook. it's always my to-go font for plain text

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    Mercury: high performance meets high style.

    The product of nine years’ research and development, Mercury Text is a family of high-performance text faces designed to thrive under the most adverse conditions.

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    I think we should use serif fonts, I like to use Alegreya, Marat, Apollo, Aria Text, Garvis Pro, Lavigne...

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    At the moment I often use Pluto Condensed, also Pluto Condensed Sans.

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    Sommet family

    The "sommet" family is perfect for editorial work. It is very extensive and elegant.

    Sommet:
    http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/insigne/sommet/

    Sommet Rounded:
    http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/insigne/sommet-rounded/

    Sommet Slab:
    www.myfonts.com/fonts/insigne/sommet-slab/

    Sommet Serif:
    www.myfonts.com/fonts/insigne/sommet-serif/

    Sommet Slab Rounded:
    www.myfonts.com/fonts/insigne/sommet-slab-rounded/

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    I really like the Scala family for paragraph copy.

    http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontfont/ff-scala/

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    Actually, if you are after a contemporary, no-nonsense look, I'd point you to Comenia Sans — a great workhorse sans-serif.

    http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/suitcase/comenia-sans/

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    I'm partial to Garamond Premier, MVB Verdigris and Williams Caslon Text for their muted elegance. Garamond Premier does have some pretty ligatures though ...

    (I'd suggest Galliard, Requiem and Whitenights purely for the amazing italics ... Mmm.)
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    Many thanks for your answers,
    sorry that i didn't mention is for an opera / theater text, but i would like something contemporary with serif (something different as we can see everywhere in order to experiment new shapes of letters in long paragraphs)
    i'm gonna have a look in all of your suggetions and pretty sure that it already helps me a lot, thank you!

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    I don't have it yet, but TypeTogether's new Essay Text is gorgeous and specifically designed for use in books:

    http://www.type-together.com/Essay%20Text

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