One tricky aspect of typography is the process of choosing fonts that go well together.
If you want to improve your font-pairing skills, check out this interactive game called Type Connection. The game will give you tips and ideas for combining fonts. Type Connection
Typography: Pairing Typefaces
The typography strategies that Type Connection uses for pairing typefaces are:
Rely on family. Look at other family members of the typeface because they’re often designed by the same people. That way, your mix will be harmonious.
Seek the similar. Choosing fonts that look similar gives your typography good stability and consistency with just enough contrast to be interesting.
Embrace each other. Modify a font’s weight, size, scale, and other attributes to help you divide your text and to create contrast in your typography. But don’t overdo it because too many variants can be distracting and confusing.
Explore the past. Learn the history and genesis of the fonts you would like to use. This can help you discover other fonts that go well together.
Font-pairing Ideas & Inspiration
The site also has a section displaying examples of font combinations that can give you some font-pairing ideas and inspiration.
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