Tuesday, 8 December 2015

SAN'S FAV FONT COMBO's


When I scrap I always do my journaling last and I look at which font[s] the designer used for the wordart, journal cards or other snippets and I try to match them. To find a font or at least a similar one I often use this site: http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/. For my journaling I use the same font but in a lighter weight.

You can also combine fonts, but how do you match two different fonts and why don’t all fonts go well together? There are some “rules” for combining fonts that you might want to keep in mind when you want to use more fonts on a page or invitation.

Pairing Do’s
  • Combine fonts from a different  sans-serif – serif or script family.
  • Keep it simple and combine fonts from the same family but in different weight variations. 
  • Make a contrast for example one with a heavier weight line so it stand out and the other font is a thinner one.
Pairing Dont's
  • Don’t combine fonts that are too similair.
  • Don’t use too many fonts, it takes two to tango and that’s just like combining fonts!
  • Don’t mix fonts with moods, for example these two X-mas fonts, it’s way too busy and there isn’t any one font that stands out more than the other.
Here's a few of my favorite font combo’s that you can download for free:
 Keep Calm & Mathilde, Centeria Script & Champage & Limousines, Southern Aire & Fine Shadows, Coffee Shoppe Espresso & Two is better than one, Park Lane & Oranienbaum

Try, practice and just remember that contrast is key and opposites attract for pairing fonts together!

3 comments:

  1. OH, love this! Shall share on my FB page.

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    1. Thanks Hummie! Happy to hear you like the combo's!

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