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How many fonts?

Posted: 24 Apr 2021, 09:58
by benwiggy
This score's frontispiece is typical of fin-de-si├Ęcle type design, where "more is more", as far as type styles is concerned.

A far cry from the usual design maxim of keeping type styles to a minimum (and 'don't underline').
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Re: How many fonts?

Posted: 25 Apr 2021, 02:47
by JoshNichols
Reminds me of this, though I reconciled this by "playing" with Minion to achieve the effect, without the fuss of possibly several different fonts:
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My version:
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Re: How many fonts?

Posted: 04 May 2021, 14:33
by John Ruggero
I prefer yours, Josh. Very nice. Here are couple of pages of interest. I stopped counting fonts when I got to 10:
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Re: How many fonts?

Posted: 09 May 2021, 17:55
by JoshNichols
Oh my WORD. That looks horrendous. It feels aesthetically hairy.