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    Font Combinations

    What are your favourite font combinations and what is your first thought when trying to combine fonts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdunn View Post
    […] first thought when trying to combine fonts?
    What helped me a lot with combining fonts in the past was when I realised that the same principles apply in font combination than in any other kind of graphical composition. What I instinctively try to avoid is the middle ground. Either you go for contrast or you look for similarity.

    BTW: I like «super families» for the same reasons as muddyfunsta* does but there is nothing better than finding the perfect font pairing for one of your projects after you had your try with ten, twenty, or fifty different combinations …

    *edit: sorry, I meant nycionx

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    try The Big Book of Font Combinations -> http://www.printroot.com/forum/f29/%5Bfilling-request%5D-big-book-font-combinations-28673/

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrugrasu View Post
    The Big Book of Font Combinations
    O M G !

    I just flipped through the first 50 or so pages and it already blows my mind! Obviously generated with some script but in my opinion immensely useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joss.fritz View Post
    O M G !

    I just flipped through the first 50 or so pages and it already blows my mind! Obviously generated with some script but in my opinion immensely useful.
    The Elements of Typographic Style is a book worth reading, that if you want a serious approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrugrasu View Post
    The Elements of Typographic Style […]
    I own and read Bringhurst but what I find nice about the document you posted is that it presents – in way that I always was to lazy to do it myself – a good collection of font combos.

    I wonder whether you or anyone else on this site knows how to generate such document – and I still think that it was done by script – because I have a lot of them lying around and waiting to be tried out in such a generic way …

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    I love combining a simple script with a slab serif font... My favorites right now are Rolling Pen with St. Marie thin. :)

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    Article:

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/11/04/best-practices-of-combining-typefaces/

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    i actually like the combination of a dynamic serif font and an fat sans cut. For example Amplitude Wide Black with Dolly or Greta Text

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    That's an excellent question! I really love playing around with fonts and seeing which compliment and work alongside another. Combining a script font with a plain sans-serif is usually a good idea. Combining 2 script fonts generally is disastrous. :P

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    By my opinion, the best way (for me) is to try to combine fonts with 1) similar construction, 2) same family (serif, sans, slab), 3) totally different types of fonts to create visual contrast. hm?

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    Here is a great list of resources on this topic:

    http://www.typeconnection.com/resources.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samiam30 View Post
    Here is a great list of resources on this topic:

    http://www.typeconnection.com/resources.php
    Wow that is really useful thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samiam30 View Post
    Here is a great list of resources on this topic:

    http://www.typeconnection.com/resources.php
    Awesome, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdunn View Post
    What are your favourite font combinations and what is your first thought when trying to combine fonts?
    Guardian Egyptian Headline
    Guardian Egyptian Text
    Guardian Sans Headline
    Guardian Sans Headline Narrow
    Guardian Sans Headline Condensed
    Guardian Sans Headline X Condensed
    Guardian Sans Text
    Guardian Agate Sans

    or Tabac from Suitcase:

    Tabac
    Tabac Sans
    Tabac Slab
    Tabac Mono

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