I am currently trying to choose suitable fonts for a map. A very time consuming experience - actually too time consuming as i´m not a trained typographer and will inevitably make all the classic mistakes!
In order to save myself time, and probably many other GIS users who very probably make all the classic errors when choosing font types, does anyone have any SIMPLE guidelines regarding which type of fonts should be used for standard thematic maps. I am not talking about artistic fonts for special types of graphic, just simple clear easy to read fonts which work well together in different sizes and weights in the same map.
My main problem at the moment is trying to choose a large bold clear font for the main point theme layer annotations, and a less-weighted font for the place names. I want to have a sans-serif for the point layer which displays the names of the points in a dominant concisive factual way, but want a fitting and complementary serif-font for the place names which is thinner and less dominant.
If anyone has standard fonts which they use together for most of their work, I would be grateful for any advice,