I am designing a site for a fashion/art brand. The site will be clean and white with splashes of colour in the form of links, buttons, images, etc. The brand is sharp and sophisticated, yet fun with personality (hence the colour).
I am now thinking about fonts. I have decided to go with Proxima Nova Regular for the body text, as this is a sophisticated font but not too serious (being a Humanist font), and beautifully designed.
Now what Headline font what you use to compliment this, taking into account the brand guidelines?
Or would you stick with the same Proxima Nova family for headline as well? Perhaps Extrabold?
I used Kulturista Web for my body copy but it depends on your design. I think Proxima Nova is a wonderfully designed typeface but it tends to remind me of old signage. I’m not sure I would use it for body copy. I’ve contacted Mark Simonson a while ago about a few issues it has at small sizes (Windows only).
How do you expect to use @font-face with Proxima Nova?
The choices I gave you from Webtype will be expensive (but worth it) if you choose to do a custom-order for @font-face. I just finished up a custom-order with them for the Harriet Series to self-host them. The CSS that comes with it is encoded so no one can steal the files. The reason I did this was because I wanted to own the webfonts, not rent them. The only distributors that allow self-hosting for Proxima Nova is MyFonts, Fontspring and FontShop.