Selecting type – first thoughts.

When I started to think about selecting typography the first two things that came to mind is that typographic selection should be concerned with two things – time frame and geometry. Time frame of the novel fall onto Victorian Era which is overpopulated with French Clarendon type and if to think of typefaces concerned with geometry first thing that comes to mind is Gill Sans as the typeface was designed on the proportions of the square(which ironic is the narrator of the story).

Gill Sans by Eric Gill based on the proportions of the square

I looked at the number of fonts associated with Victorian era. I found an article from http://letterpressdaughter.blogspot.com that gives a close examination of a number of typefaces from the era.

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