Tips for combining typefaces

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Danielle's picture
Joined: 17 Jul 2013 - 9:13am
Tips for combining typefaces

Hi guys/gals,

This is my very first post here and let me just say I really enjoy the site! I have a new found love for type, but still have much to learn.
I have a million questions, but I will start slow and steady :)

Any tips for combining typefaces? I have read as much info as the internet and books can offer and thought I would ask here. From what I can understand, they should obviously match mood and provide enough contrast. Also, the x-heights and glyph widths should be similar. However, when searching for fonts to purchase or in your own library what is the best way to make those comparisons?

The art of combining typefaces beyond the traditional pairings I come across amazes me.

Thanks so much!

J. Tillman's picture
Joined: 27 Sep 2009 - 11:31am

summary, a few years old: