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    Total number of different fonts in invitation card

    I know you shouldnt really mix more than 2 (max 3) fonts in a single card.
    But i love 5 fonts to the death, do u think it's acceptable? any tips on the layout
    to make it feel unified or balanced?

    thanks

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    It's hard to say without seeing the fonts and intended composition, but…

    If you're trying to create a wall-of-fonts type piece of artwork—we've all seen these. Almost every word is its own font—go ahead. The problem is it's a disconnected look, and weddings are usually about coming together and harmony. Less is almost always better for legibility.

    Besides, you might have five favourite foods, but a ludefisk blueberry fruit roll-up Sushi Hawaiian pizza in chicken and mozza soup is probably not the best idea for a single meal. You'll go farther with less.

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    I think it depends on your design, when you mean up to 5 fonts are you trying to get that mashed up vintage cover look? if you are then i guess its fine, but as a general rule of thumb I'd say a maximum of 2-3 fonts is really a handful to deal with. It really affects legibility and uniformity.
    That is why a good font comes with different weights so that you can use the different weights for different applications. Remember to think about hierarchy when it comes to typography, that would ultimately be your guide to as how many fonts you can use.
    You dont want to confuse your reader!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sotongkia View Post
    I know you shouldnt really mix more than 2 (max 3) fonts in a single card.
    But i love 5 fonts to the death, do u think it's acceptable? any tips on the layout
    to make it feel unified or balanced?

    thanks
    If it looks good then why not use more than 2-3 fonts

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    In my experience , 5 fonts are way too much.. 2-3 are good.

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    i think should be 2 fonts from same family but can be go from different one also as there is no hard rule for that. As long as looking good if from 2 different familes then it is ok

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    I guess 2-3 fonts are enough for invitation card

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    I'd say your the designer, if you wanna use 5 fonts then make it work.

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    Use as many as you want to accomplish the design goals, I find that controlling the font weights matter more cause it'll feel uneasy otherwise.

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    I usually use one famiy in two versiones.
    Ej. Helvetica & helvetiva light
    I dont like combine fonts in a card.

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    One font.

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    Am a stationer and I usually use 2-3 fonts for the best result

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    Depends. What if you're doing a typographic invite? With slabs and other decorative headline in contrast with sans.

    But its usually good with just 2-3. Script and sans/serif. :)

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