Historia by Emigre

Something new from Emigre: the Historia Type Specimen catalogue

"The pairing and combining of different typefaces has always been a particular graphic design challenge. Type foundries pay much attention to it, and offer constructive rules and suggestions on their web sites. It's also a recurring topic on type blogs where font afficionados often vent their usually contradictory opinions on the topic. Emigre has its own take on this typographic technique. Instead of providing rules, which often render safe but bland results, we believe that ultimately any font can be successfully combined with any other font. It's not so much a matter of which font combinations to pick, it's a matter of how you use the fonts in combination. Size, color, tracking, contrast, layout and overall purpose determine how fonts can be combined successfully."