Points to remember
In the last three pages, we've discussed the major differences between categories of typeface. You can improve your understanding of these principles by comparing the typefaces in your publishing program. Compare the serifs, the thin/thick transitions, and the diagonal or vertical stress.
Remember the main points:
- Don't mix too many fonts together.
- If you use more than one serif style, choose them from different categories: oldstyle, modern, or slab serif.
- Don't combine sans serif typefaces on the same page. Choose one, but use size and weight to create contrast.
Once you understand the principles behind the guidelines, it's easier to break the rules.
On a final note, there are two other categories of typeface: decorative and script. Most designers recommend that these be used sparingly. All the books listed in the bibliography can give you more advice.