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Font Combinations

Here are some good places to go for inspiration on pairing fonts, articles on how to pair fonts, and some sources for examples of paired fonts. All lists are in alphabetical order.


Font Pair

Helps designers pair Google Fonts together. Beautiful Google Font combinations and pairs.

Font Pairings on Pinterest

Font Combinations, Google Fonts and Font Combos.

Google Web Fonts Typographic Project

There are over 650 Google Fonts available for free. But, pairing typefaces isn’t easy and many of those fonts don’t work for typical websites. Part of the 25x52 initiative, this collaborative, ongoing project offers inspiration for using Google’s font library.

I Font You

Find Great Font Combinations.

Just My Type

A collection of font pairings from Typekit and H&FJ.

Fonts that go together.

Type Connection

A typographic dating game.

Type Genius

Find the perfect font combo for your next project.

How To

Four Techniques for Combining Fonts (03/10)

Is there a way to know what fonts will work together? Building a palette is an intuitive process, but expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting.

Best Practices of Combining Typefaces (11/04/10)

Creating great typeface combinations is an art, not a science. Indeed, the beauty of typography has no borders. While there are no absolute rules to follow, it is crucial that you understand and apply some best practices when combining fonts in a design.

Type Study: Pairing typefaces (05/23/12)

Type study is an ongoing series of guest posts about typography on the web. In this article, Aura Seltzer provides tips and tricks for pairing type well.

A Beginner’s Guide to Pairing Fonts (11/26/12)

Pairing fonts can be a challenge. Selecting two or more fonts which work well is one thing – selecting two which work together to achieve your typographic aims may have you reaching for the aspirin. Let’s see if we can alleviate any headaches. This guide will help you get started with font pairing for the web.

Pairing Fonts is Like Feeding Children.. (06/03/13)

When starting a web design project there are a lot of difficult decisions to make, including the classic: selecting fonts. Well executed typography can engage visitors, when they'd otherwise perhaps skim over the main body of content.

Choosing and pairing typefaces for cookbooks (02/12/16)

There are many ways of setting up typographic systems, and we learned early on that choosing and pairing typefaces can be compared to the classical approach to cooking.


Combining Typefaces

Combining typefaces is challenging and fun, but it takes practice. Successful combinations are partly a matter of good taste, which can be tough to develop.

The Big Book ofFont Combinations

Hundreds of TYPEFACE PAIRING ideas for student and professional designers.


The web is awash with all kinds of recommendations for font pairings. Here are some that I had in my bookmarks (in chronological order by post date). They are quite dated, so your best bet is to just to do a Google search.