Combining typefaces to convey a message is challenging, inspiring and fun but is also hard work. It takes time and practice.
In Fontown we want to help you and we have selected for you 10 awesome Fontown font combinations for all you design needs with a contemporary aesthetic. ¡We reveal the font pairings that is going to be trending in 2019!
1. DDT Extended & Bw Nista Geometric
DDT Extended designed by Ray Larabie from Typodermic, is a subtly superelliptical, neutral-sans typeface. While it there’s an aspect of squareness to it, the roundness has been fine tuned to provide maximum clarity. DDT works as a titling font but can also serve up a paragraph of text with ease.
Bw Nista by Alberto Romanos from Branding with Type, is a clean modernist sans serif font family. Designed to provide a neutral tone of voice, Bw Nista Geometric offers a minimalistic interpretation of the genre, achieving an even simpler and cleaner feel.
2. Orca Display, OV Ada & The Dada
OV Ada is a friendly and confident sans-serif font. The type family is ideally suited for packaging, editorial, branding and creative industries as well as software and gaming.
3. Didonesque Poster, Notorious & Epura
Didonesque by Paulo Goode, inspired by classic Didone typefaces that are synonymous with luxury brands, it is a highly versatile and elegantly stylish font family. It is inherently a display typeface and therefore ideal for headlines, logotype, branding and short runs of text.
Notorious by Andrés Vega from W Type Foundry, is a brush script typeface with features that come from gestural calligraphy plus a touch of personality, therefore, it delivers wider freedom in both rhythm and composition of words. As a result, this typeface is highly suitable to convey expression in a most natural way.
Epura by Joana Correia from Nova Type Foundry, is a geometric sans typeface named after Épura the base structure for descriptive geometry. Architecture and pure lines have inspired the design of Epura. The one story ‘a’ and ‘g’ give it an informal look. Epura has clean geometric shapes but still infused with identity.
4. Nazaré, Galderglynn 1884 & Fuse
Nazaré by Natanael Gama from Ndiscover, fits in a semi-serif category and it has a large contrast. It works outstandingly in display use specially in the bolder weights that have even more contrast. The regular weights have a more moderate contrast and an overall less extravagant design, fitting best in the typographical conventions.
Galderglynn 1884 by Ray Larabie from Typodermic, is a nineteenth-century style sans-serif typeface. Galderglynn is based on a mixture or several pre-twentieth century grotesques employing deliberately unrefined weight and spacing.
Fuse by Diego Aravena and Salvador Rodríguez from W Type Foundry, is inspired by two typographic styles, incorporating (both) geometry and humanism. It combines the rhythm of such typefaces as Meta Pro and The Sans, as well as terminations and structures from fonts like Din and Futura. This results in a font that plays with condensation and a parallel rhythm, simple and functional.
5. Nikola & Bw Nista International
Nikola by Rodrigo López from Untype Foundry, is a text typeface that offers a wide range of possibilities. While its regular and medium weights were specially optimized for maximum performance, balanced for excellent legibility and carefully crafted to spread a scent of tradition on long text settings; its extreme weights, on the other hand, were designed with a more display use in mind, and thanks to the flexibility place at disposal by its many alternates, swashes, decorative cartouches, borders, and ornaments, can deliver a vintage, reliable, dynamic, fancy and even playful inflection to the text.
Bw Nista International by Alberto Romanos from Branding with Type, taps into the utterly functional grid-based Swiss style thanks to its strict and rational shapes. Designed to provide a neutral tone of voice.
6. Trola & Bulo
Trola, the cousin-sister with finishes – and, according to Jordi Embodas from Tipografies, who is therefore more conservative- of Bulo, shares with her, in addition to skeleton, the idea of creating a source for the press that, with his name, critiques the quality of current news reporting. Ideal for perfectionists in headline differentiation, and perfect for lovers of large sizes in confined spaces.
Bulo is a type of press text. Bulo has been conceived from a mechanical construction but with a humanist flavor -latent in tiny and, above all, in italics-. It shares skeleton with Trola, his sister with finishes. If you don’t believe in love at first sight, take a look at the tiny «g» and then tell us. Attention also to the detail of the timid inclination of the italics.
7. Bw Darius Stencil & Bruta
Bw Darius is an elegant wedge serif typeface, halfway between the transitional and didone genres, with a sharper approach to terminals without falling on the stiffness of the didones. The wide skeleton, modern proportions and high contrast, all contribute to the opulent personality of this font.
Bruta by Natanael Gama from Ndiscover, is conceived to become the Swiss army knife of your font library. Bruta aims to be a rational and neutral typeface suitable for a wide range of applications. Whether it’s used for print or screen, in large or small sizes, for magazines or branding.
8. Grotex & Maipo Sans Stencil
Grotex by Sebastien Sanfilippo from Love Letters, is a contemporary sans-serif grotesque typeface. Inheriting the modernist approach of the grotesque fonts, Grotex will stay on your font library for long time.
Maipo Sans Stencil by Ale Navarro Miranda from Compañía Tipográfica de Chile, is the complete Stencil version of Maipo Sans with a lot of character and power. Its forms are inspired by the first sans serif European Humanist fonts of the twentieth century along with a touch of reverse contrast. This typeface is specially designed for projects using extensive text blocks and striking ads.
9. Graúna & Zega Grot
10. Bw Gradual & Point
Point by Natanael Gama from Ndiscover, aims to be an epitome of the Geometric Style. Inspired by intemporal classics such as Futura, Avant Garde or Avenir, passing through more contemporary approaches of the same style. Point is a font that references the past as well as projects itself to the contemporaneity.
Bw Gradual by Alberto Romanos, brings together the pragmatic feel of the geometric grotesque genre with the visual appeal of its very deep joins. Pure shapes and fast curves coexist on this versatile font family that claims for attention when used large, but also delivers a very confortable reading experience when used as body copy, thanks to the deep joins acting as ink traps.
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