Here is a sneak preview of our font combination resource book for graphic designers. The book has one simple goal: to make finding interesting font pairs as easy as possible. We are designing the master template with the intention of setting as many useful examples as possible on one page.
We’ve designed a master page that has a little bit of just about everything on it. It’s an article, phone book, ad, callout, magazine, text book and general wall of text kind of design.
You’ll also notice we include the exact font name used (including bold or italic) along with the exact point size and leading amount used.
The point size and leading amount will be different for each font so that the text best fills up the allotted space without changing any wording. This makes comparisons based on relative space easy since the text will not change and give you a feel for size and word count fluctuations per font you look at.
This page layout will be replicated across all the font combinations so that the user will have a baseline with with to flip back and forth very easily.
Since the book will be available in PDF format, it will be very easy to print out 2 or 3 pages and compare them as you wish.
Below, our example shows the master page layout using a classic Myriad and Minion combination (click to enlarge):
Please share your feedback and we’ll do our best to incorporate it into the final product!