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why this pairing works

ITC Stone Sans and PMN Caecilia make a cordial couple, sincere and easy to read. The two typefaces find harmony in their shared humanistic undertones, subtle shifts in line thickness, and strength at low resolutions. Caecilia presents wider forms, but its serifs give the illusion of a contained letter. Large counters and high x-heights soften the differences between alphabets.

itc stone sans (Sumner Stone, 1987), an interpretation of a humanist sans, tackles the difficulty of pairing typefaces that were designed independently of each other. Stone exudes strength with its slightly condensed proportions and angled terminals, and stands out for its straight Q tail and minimal G. While originally intended for beginners, Stone Sans is useful to designers of all levels, because it is especially legible for informational graphics and on low-resolution devices like laser printers.

pmn caecilia (Peter Matthias Noordzij, 1991), a neohumanist slab serif, achieves an unthinkable combination by integrating subtle line modulation and a narrow italic reminiscent of handwriting. In its development, Noordzij cycled through names including Academic, Claudius, and Gaudium before settling on the namesake from a line of revered women that includes his own wife, Marie-Cécile. Caecilia’s large counters and high x-height are so easy on the eyes that Amazon offers the typeface as a standard on its Kindle.

the happy couple:  ITC Stone Sans & PMN Caecilia

ITC Stone Sans and PMN Caecilia spend a morning
together at a charity walk. Both are bright and breezy
despite the ungodly hour.