National Geographic Cover Typography Reserve Engineering

National Geographic Magazine Cover Photo

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FLIP NICKLEN

SEPTEMBER 1992—DOLPHINS IN CRISIS

typeface2

This second typeface is obviously sans serif. There are no serifs anywhere to be seen and absolutely no thick to thin transitions in the strokes. There is no stress on the O compared to the Oldstyle typeface that was analyzed in the above image. These two typefaces are great partners because there is a serif matched with a sans serif typeface. Even the smaller font is sans serif which causes the contrast of the Oldstyle to really make its appearance on the page. It isn’t overwhelming and it is very neat and organized to the eye.

Contrast

contrast

Here you can match up the difference between the two serif and sans serif typefaces. Oldstyle matched with Sans serif. The pair go great with one another because it adds contrast with the main heading of the page which is the National Geographic title and the sub headings and body copy of the cover go with sans serif.

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