Get inspiration for your graphic design work with these 16 AMAZING Font Pairing Ideas! These would work great for logos, word art, invitations, and more!
Type is my favorite thing to work with when I design. It’s why I got into hand lettering and it contributes to the fact that I am an avid font hoarder. Seriously…SOOOO many fonts. This post for Font Pairing Ideas was pretty much my favorite thing ever. Type can make or a break a logo, poster, invitation…whatever you’re working on. I like to keep my fonts up to date and the best way to do that is by purchasing high-quality fonts.
The problem with that…is that fonts can be SUPER expensive. There’s a reason they are; fonts take SO much time to create (as I learned when I designed my Free Valentine Font). What I like to do, is sign up for deal sites like DesignCuts and wait for bundles that have some of my favorite fonts. The Complete Font Lovers Library from DesignCuts is seriously AMAZING. I wanted everything in the bundle…for the super low price of $29, how can you say no?
It’s only available until February 12th, so make sure you nab this deal right away!
Since this bundle has 19 font families, consisting of over 299 fonts, I had plenty of ways to play around with font pairing! What is font pairing? Exactly what it sounds like…combining two different font types for a graphic.
The key to great font pairing is to follow these simple rules:
- Opposites attract: if you want a graphic to be visually pleasing, combine opposite styles of fonts together. For example, a script with a serif font, a sans serif with a serif font, or a bold font with a thin font.
- Keep it simple: we’re calling it pairing here because two fonts is 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.
- Quality Fonts: I said this earlier, but I’m going to say it again because it’s SOOOO important. Buy quality fonts. Not only are they legal for commercial use (these have an extended license, which you can read about here), but they’ll make you look more professional. When you’re designing anything…invites, logos, printables, etc…make sure you add fonts into your pricing.
That’s it. Those are the rules. Sure, there are more…but these three will take you a long way! If you are starting out with designing and want to learn the ropes with Adobe Illustrator, sign up for my Basic Printable Design Course.
You can see how I stuck with those rules in my images. For example, below ECHO SOUL is a thick, hand written font paired with a simple sans serif. Sans Serif fonts really come in handy because they’re so versatile. One I think is really fun is the NORTHWELL and BOURTON font pairing. It’s a decorative bold font with a brush script font on top. It reminds me of The Great Gatsby because of the dots in the center of the BOURTON font.
These are a lot of options, but I haven’t even scratched the surface of all the great font pairing ideas with this bundle!
You can also view the DesignCuts sales page for more font pairing ideas.
Remember, this deal ends on February 12! If you’re reading this after this date, no worries…DesignCuts surely have more amazing fonts for you to practice pairing with!
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