How can I choose fonts that complement each other?

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Font Frenzy headingHave you ever found it challenging to choose fonts that compliment each other? Well, HJ has come to the rescue! We have selected some fonts from Your Type that work well together. 

Here are some helpful hints to keep in mind when you are making your font choices.

PLAYFUL & ELEGANT
Playful, fun fonts look great with fonts that have more elegant, sophisticated qualities. The contrast between the two fonts creates an "opposites attract" illusion.

Bold vs Condensed fonts
AHJ Chantilly UB Ultra Black with AHJ Commercial Script

DECORATIVE & SIMPLE
Decorative fonts are easily identified because of the designs and unique shapes that define the letterforms. These fonts are best to use in a short headline because many decorative fonts can be difficult to read. If you use a decorative headline, choose a more simple, easy-to-read font for your subhead.

Ajh Michael with AHJ Avalon Demi-bold

AHJ Splatter with AHJ Function Bold

AHJ Rigid with AHJ Unitus Cond LH Light

AHJ Delaney with AHJ Opus Bold

Serif vs Sans Serif fontSANS SERIF & SERIF
Often you can combine a thick, heavy, sans serif font with a thin serif font. What in the world is a serif? Serifs are short strokes that extend from major strokes of a letterform.

AHJ Eddie with AHJ Bergamo Bold

AHJ Hande Gothic with AHJ Garamond Cond-Bold

 

THICK & THIN
Try selecting a thick, heavy font and a thin or condensed font from the same family. The different weights in the letterforms create a unique effect.

AHJ Microsquare Bold with AHJ Microsquare Regular