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This is our series of beautiful, inspiring collections of fonts and typefaces. These articles feature bold poster fonts, decorative scripts, and everything in-between! Find the perfect font for your next design project with one of these collections.
Whether you’re looking for a particular type of font or a style of typeface that matches an event or theme, we’ve got you covered. Some of these fonts are free, others are included in an Envato Elements subscriptions, and many cost just a few dollars. The typeface makes the design, and these fonts can elevate your work to a whole new level!
Latest Font Collection Articles
Inspiration / 12 Sep 2019
Contrary to popular belief, condensed and narrow fonts don’t make your text cramped or crowded. You just have to know the appropriate time and place to use the font. Condensed fonts are widely used these days for headlines and portraying bold messages, and when deployed in the right place, they can give stunning impact!
It takes a lot of testing and experimenting to find the perfect font for a design, but our tips for choosing and working with condensed and narrow fonts will help get you off to a great start!
Typography / 6 Sep 2019
Almost every design project you encounter will include type of some kind. And it’s very likely that that type will start as a font on a computer, unless you create it yourself. With using specific computer fonts, come some very specific rules regarding their use, which can vary by project.
So what is a font license? Do you need one? And where can you find the tools and resources you need to make sure you are using fonts properly?
Lucky for you, we have a primer. (And the images in this post include fonts that you can license to use in your projects.)
Inspiration / 2 Sep 2019
Halloween is a busy time. Not just for the kids, but also for professional designers. It’s that time of the year you start looking for Halloween-themed fonts, templates, vectors, and icons for designing all those spooky posters and greeting cards.
Well, this year you won’t have to spend hours searching for creative fonts for your Halloween designs. Because we already did the work for you and picked out the best spooky Halloween fonts that will make your work stand out from the crowd.
In this collection, we feature a collection of the best Halloween fonts that are suitable for all kinds of designs from posters, greeting cards, social media designs, and other Halloween and horror-themed designs. Have a look.
Inspiration / 29 Aug 2019
Are you looking for a space-themed font to add a futuristic and sci-fi vibe to your designs? Then this collection of space fonts is the best place to start!
Space fonts line up with a popular trend that’s taking over the design world, especially in website headers, social media, posters, and print design.
In this collection, we handpicked the best space and sci-fi fonts to cover all your design needs.
They’re perfect for any design that you want to have a futuristic feel, whether it’s with a sleek and modern look, or something fully sci-fi!
4 Reasons to Use a Premium Font or Typeface
“Typography is two-dimensional architecture, based on experience and imagination, and guided by rules and readability.” – Hermann Zapf, legendary German type designer (Palatino, Optima, Zapfino)
There are two classes of typefaces when it comes to licensing – free or premium. While there are plenty of options for each type of font, there are some distinct advantages to selecting a premium option.
Premium typefaces are often sold by larger foundries or are part of collections such as Typekit. Prices can vary widely.
- Premium fonts come with extended characters and glyphs. Have you ever run into a font that didn’t have an ampersand or comma? That’s a common problem with many free fonts, and isn’t the case with premium options.
- Premium fonts won’t degrade in quality when used at large sizes and have been tested to render on multiple browsers and devices.
- Premium fonts have a character consistently to ensure that the family looks like it goes together among different characters and weights.
- Premium fonts often include multi-language support and come with a license so you know when you are using it legally.
How to Install a Font on a Mac
Installing a font on Mac operating systems just takes a couple clicks, using the Font Book app.
After downloading the font (make sure to unzip it), double-click the font icon and a window will pop up in font book that shows the name and basic character set. Click install to add to your default font set, using default preferences. (You can change these settings in the Font Book preferences.)
How to Install a Font on Windows
Adding a font on Windows is equally simple. (Note that administrator access is required to install on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003.)
After downloading the font (make sure to unzip it), right click on the font file and select Install.
The alternate method is to open the Fonts Control Panel and Fonts Manager. Then drag and drop the unzipped font file into the Fonts Manager to install.
3 Tips for Pairing Fonts
Most projects aren’t a one-font design. Pairing typefaces is an art in itself, but it is a little easier with these tips to help you create amazing font pairs.
- Look for typefaces with similar shapes: Think about whether each typeface is more round or oval, thick or thin, or tilts.
- Mix type styles: Use a serif and a sans serif or a script and sans serif. Paring different type styles is more visually interesting than mixing similar typefaces.
- Create plenty of contrast: Typography pairs need plenty of contrast to stand out. Pair fonts in different sizes, styles, color and use so that each font serves a distinct purpose.