It’s that time again! When fellow bloggers share some of their well kept secrets with their followers! Yay! I can’t wait to read everyone’s post and discover all kinds of neat tricks and fun. My You Ought Know today is all about pairing fonts.
I don’t know about you, but fonts have always been a HUGE passion of mine. I once crashed a computer due to the number of fonts I had on it. True story! (I shall not lie on a blog post! Cross my heart!) One thing I have struggled with in the past is trying to use too many cute fonts on one worksheet. It can be overload central for students with learning disabilities or attention issues. So keep it simple and stick to two great fonts per page. I’m not a font expert, but I know what I like, so here are my tricks to pairing fonts.
You can’t go wrong with a nice bold or thick chunky font and then a super cute thin font to compliment it.
Tall and short fonts together just seem to work as well. Do you see a pattern here? Opposites attract! Just like magnets 🙂 I also like to vary the font style as well. Not all too fancy and make them easy to read. One font should easily stand alone as a very readable font.
This is my favorite! I love a beautiful script font. Maybe it’s because I write in cursive and prefer it to print. Simply classic! You can’t go wrong with this combo (like that perfect little black dress).
Bubble or slightly filled in fonts look great with thin filled fonts. Too many thick fonts together just is too much. Again, you want one font to be the focus not all the fonts at one time screaming for it.
The most important thing to remember when pairing fonts is to use fonts that you love! If you like them, then you can make them work together. Change the font size, add a shadow if it needs to be thicker. There are lots of shadowing tricks you can do to change the thickness of your favorite font to make it just right with another great font.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Fonts in the examples are from KG Fonts and Ponds Fonts. Click to check them out. As you can tell, I am way obsessed with fonts! 🙂 Comment below with your favorite font! I would love to check it out!
Now hop on along to learn all kinds of other neat tricks and tips!