Do you want to give your presentationwebsite or video a more professional appearance? Want to spice up your social media posts? Interesting typography is a great place to start. Arial and Times New Roman are overused and boring. You can instantly elevate your materials by using the right fonts.

A word of caution, though: if you mix and match too many fonts, or conflicting fonts, you’ll create what we like to call a ‘pizza effect’. Visual clutter that will detract from the message you’re trying to convey.

A good rule of thumb is to limit yourself to a maximum of 2-3 fonts, and to combine those fonts carefully. Contrast is key. In this post, we propose font pairings that contrast in four different ways: all caps and script, fancy and simple, wide and narrow, thick and thin.

And as an added bonus, we’ve used only fonts that you can download for FREE!

We’ll be updating this page with new font combinations in the future, so please bookmark it for future reference. And keep inspiration close at hand for your next project by pinning individual font combinations you love, below.

All Caps & Script

Fancy & Simple

Narrow & Wide

Thick & Thin

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Do you want to have all 16 font pairings available at a glance? Pin this cheat sheet!

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