Favorite Font Pairings


Using Google Fonts


What is the difference between a “font” and a “typeface?”

Before we dig into pairings, I wanted to shed light on the difference between the words “font” and “typeface.”

A font is a single weight of a typeface, such as book, italic, bold, semibold, and heavy. A typeface is made up of multiple fonts. An analogy to break this down further is defining La Croix as a typeface and La Croix Pamplemousse as a font.


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That being said, I’ll be showing pairings of fonts from Google Fonts (free and completely legal to download), that pair well together!

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To find and download the above fonts, visit Google Fonts.

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