How many fonts?

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benwiggy
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How many fonts?

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This score's frontispiece is typical of fin-de-siècle 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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JoshNichols
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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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John Ruggero
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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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JoshNichols
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Oh my WORD. That looks horrendous. It feels aesthetically hairy.
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