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Font Combinations: 10 Sites for Inspiration

Combining different fonts in a pleasing and harmonious way is a challenging aspect of producing good typography. A lot of it has to do with good taste: When you actually see the fonts in action, you will instinctively know whether or not they work well together.

There are many sites you can visit to get ideas and inspiration for good font combinations. Here are a few of them.

Beautiful Web Type Combinations

Beautiful Web Type Combinations

An open source project, Beautiful Web Type Combinations is a one-page showcase of great Google Fonts pairings.

Typ.io

Typ.io

Typ.io examines beautiful sites to determine what fonts they use. This site will help you answer a deceptively simple question: "What font goes with what?"

Google Web Fonts Typographic Project

Google Web Fonts Typographic Project

This open source project is another showcase of beautiful Google Fonts combinations.

Discover.typography

Discover.typography

Discover.typography will provide you with a great deal of ideas for putting together solid font combinations. Click on a design you like to find a listing of fonts being used within it.

I Font You

I Font You

I Font You is a gallery of designs which aims to help people find great font combinations.

Type Connection

Type Connection

Type Connection is a game that will teach you how to construct good font combinations. This site embraces four principles of pairing typefaces.

Beautiful Web Type

Beautiful Web Type

Beautiful Web Type is yet another showcase of fonts found on Google Fonts.

Typewolf

Typewolf

Typewolf  is an online gallery that exhibits great typography found around the Web. On this site, each featured design comes with a list of fonts being used.

Just My Type

Just My Type

Just My Type is an assembly of well-matched combinations of fonts from a couple of popular Web font subscription services (Typekit and Cloud.typography).

Fonts In Use

Fonts In Use

This site is a huge gallery of over 4,000 typography-centered designs. A list of fonts for each featured piece is provided, which can give you insights towards building good font combinations.

Font Combination Learning Resources

Here are some good guides and tutorials to read if you would like to learn how to pair fonts well.

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About the Author

Example of a website with a large background image: Jacob Gube is the founder of Six Revisions. He’s also a front-end web developer. Follow him on Twitter: @sixrevisions.

This was published on Oct 22, 2014

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