Before you create your own designs, check out some awesome font pairing ideas with script, serif, and sans serif fonts!
One of the biggest mistakes I see in design is bad font pairings…it happens A LOT. Like, way too much. It doesn’t need to happen either because there are so many amazing font bundles that you can definitely find the perfect pairing. To help you out, I’ve listed 12 Awesome Font Pairing Ideas using some of the most popular fonts from Design Bundles. This set includes over 300 individual fonts, so this little guide will help you sort through everything!
I talked a little bit about font pairings a couple months ago, and I’m just going to reiterate it here because font pairing is really quite simple.
The key to great Font Pairing
- Fonts love opposite day: if you want your typography to be visually pleasing, combine opposite styles of fonts together. For example, a handwritten font with a serif font, a script font with a serif font, or a bold font with a thin font. Combining two different script fonts together is just wrong.
- Less is More: we’re calling it pairing here because two fonts are always better than one…but it’s also better than 4,5,6, etc. Three fonts are usually okay. Just remember that sometimes the simplest designs are the most attractive.
- Don’t skimp on font choices: you get what you pay for when it comes to fonts. There are very few exceptions, but free fonts are many times incomplete, the kerning (spacing between letters) is off, they don’t size down well, and sometimes you get a nice little virus with free downloads. Can not say this enough…Buy quality fonts if you want your designs to stand out.
Another thing I love about the Design Cuts Bundle is that it includes a browsing guide, so you easily navigate through your fonts. This bundle includes 17 font families and 313 individual fonts…that’s a lot of fonts to thumb through, so I like that they make things easier on designers. I’ve already used Millenial and Moonstruck for custom design work, and I love that I don’t have to worry about licensing issues because they’re for commercial use!
I’ve been wanting some really great serif fonts like Kappa, Kardinal, and Geometrica to add to my font library…because those serif fonts are so important. They allow me to use the really fun fonts like Moonstruck in my font pairings 🙂