Maybe the clearest lesson to take from this particular pairing is that generously spaced, wide sanses tend to dominate the composition, typographically speaking. Providing a closer look at this interaction are our actors, the even-colored and very readable FF Clifford by Akira Kobayashi, and the softened, cartographically inspired Trio Grotesk by Florian Schick.
As with any of these, a good place to start is to line up a few words and see what’s working, and what each face is good for.
Below, the different optical sizes of FF Clifford are shown in relation to one another: Eighteen, Nine, and Six. And if you’re wondering, all samples are set on a 6 pt baseline grid.
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