10 Tips and 10 Great Font Pairings

LEARN HOW TO CHOOSE GREAT TYPOGRAPHY FOR YOUR PROJECT! | In this video, I’ll break down some useful tips and tricks that will help guide you as you look for fonts whether it’s for graphic design, a website, video titles, or other!

In this typography video, we’ll walk through the basic terminology of type so you understand what I’m talking about and then we’ll launch into how exactly I go about pairing fonts, getting proper size, weight, style, and balance. How much does the contrast of the text matter? What generally goes together well? What are some bad things that you should avoid? We’ll cover all that and more!

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Check out this list of cool free fonts

10 Great Font Pairings

Note: If you can’t find a free font using the links I have here or you don’t have TypeKit through your Adobe CC subscription, check out typewolf. They give a “similar free font” for basically every font they have listed over there. Pro tip: Run a google search like “typewolf avenir” to find their page on Avenir in seconds.

Roboto Bold

FreightText Pro

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Marion (Header and Body)

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Latin Modern Roman

Avenir

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Futura PT (Header and Body)

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Futura PT

Garamond

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Comfortaa

Garamond

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Bodoni 72

Futura PT

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Bebas

HK Grotesk

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Avenir (Header and Body)

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Aleo

Proxima Nova

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Useful Font Combination Tools

Web Font Blender

Font Combinator

Typotheque Font Combinator

Font Pair

  • Julian

    Thanks Nathaniel. Of all your videos, I enjoyed this the MOST particularly because you spoke at a normal speed and not rushed. Which, significantly improved the learning experience and I was able to appreciate the concepts you were teaching. Thanks heaps!

  • Sarim Ashrafi

    To me the pair of Futura PT & Garamond looks so cool. The other ones are also super cool. Last year I have used Raleway very much in my poster, magazine and the web designs as well. Thank you for this guide, I’ll be experimenting with them.