First off I’d like to announce that I’m a font addict. I have over 5k fonts and add to my collection weekly, and I don’t intend on quitting any time soon. whew… Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest…
There are millions of fonts out there, so where do you start when choosing a font for your business?
It’s a general rule to have 2-3 fonts:
- A standard serif font – for your general writing, make sure it contains upper and lowercase letters
- An accent font – script or something whimsical
- A bold font – something a little thicker than the serif to help it stand out
Now comes the hard part… playing match maker…
You have two options… the hard way… where you can choose a main font and try pairing it with something on your own. (this way takes hours and will cause endless loads of unwanted anxiety and stress)
the easier way… search for Font Duos. Someone has already taken the time to create a font pair which work nicely together. Let’s take a moment and thank them now…
But where do we find these fonts?
Great questions! I personally love using Creative Market it’s full of thousands of fonts in any style you may like. These are all premium fonts, so they are available to purchase. Warning: you may get sucked in as I did and find that you love them all… start with picking 5 of your tops and narrow them down from there!
Not in the market for premium fonts? No worries there are tons of free fonts all over the internet… but you can start with dafont.com. One thing to keep in mind with free fonts. They may not contain all the characters you may need. As an example, I have found several which are missing letters.
I have also put together (and constantly add to) a Pinterest Board which contains a whole slew of fonts with links on where to download them.
No matter where you get your fonts you will be able to test them out. (if you can’t, don’t purchase/download it) You will want to make sure that what you’re trying to type comes across clean and clear. Often you will find that a font you see in the preview is gorgeous (well duh…they all are), but when you type in, for example your name, it doesn’t look quite right. The R isn’t connected on the top or maybe the leg isn’t as far down as you’d like, etc.
Some other Free & Premium Font Sites