Our Top 5 Favourite Typography Resources
There’s definitely no shortage of amazing typography resources out there. But, we’ve been doing this design thing for quite some time and we understand how completely overwhelming it can be if you don’t know where to start when finding the right fonts for your brand.
So, to help you out, we decided to put together our top 5 favourite typography resources so you can educate yourself on how to make the right decision.
These are resources we use on the daily and have become crucial to every project we create here at our studio. We hope these resources will help make the decision making process a little easier for you!
Best Used For: Finding font combinations
If you’re a non-designer, the Typespiration website is one you’re going to want to bookmark right away.
Typespiration makes life easier not only for designers, but also entrepreneurs who may not have access to design software, but still want to try out various font and colour combinations for their brand.
The search functionality on the website allows you to search for font combinations by Google Fonts, so you can clearly see heading and body font examples that won’t break your bank account (Google Fonts are free!). They also include colour palettes to make the process even simpler.
Check Typespiration out for yourself here.
Best Used For: Finding inspiration
Typewolf is our go-to website at the beginning of every design project. The founder, Jerimiah Shoaf created the website as a resource for typography lovers looking for inspiration.
It’s hard to see if a font will work well or not just by taking a peek at it on it’s foundry website, which is why Shoaf displays examples of the beautiful typography he finds and outlines which fonts are used in each design. He also outlines similar fonts used, as well as background information about the font and additional recommendations. Typewolf is a game-changer when you’re looking for typography inspiration.
Check Typewolf out for yourself here.
Best Used For: bookmarking & discovering fonts
Ever find yourself visiting a website and wondering what fonts they’re using?
It’s almost like going to a store, finding the perfect dress you’ve been searching for, but there’s no tags to let you know what materials were used. Is it silk, cotton, polyester? FontFace.Ninja is like the clothing tag for fonts on websites.
With FontFace.Ninja you simply add the extension into your browser and hover the icon over the website text so you can discover the fonts used and bookmark them for later use.
Check FontFace.Ninja out for yourself here.
Best Used For: font downloads & licensing
One of the many benefits of working with a professional designer on your branding is the fact that they will have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, giving them access to the thousands of fonts available through Adobe Fonts that can be used for your brand.
Their complete library of fonts are already licensed through the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, so they are all clear to use for personal and commercial use.
Check Adobe Fonts out for yourself here.
Best Used For: free, or low-cost font options
We get it, starting up a business is costly and sometimes the last thing you want to spend money on is a font as licensing can cost anywhere from $10-$500.
We do recommend exploring the paid font options, mainly because they’re often less-used and will be more unique to your brand, giving you instant brand recognition.
If you don’t have the budget to invest in a font at this time, then Google Fonts is a good resource to check out. Their font catalog allows you to explore, sort, and test fonts for use in more than 135 languages.
Try Google Fonts out for yourself here.
Thanks so much for reading! We hope this list serves you as you continue to search for the perfect fonts for your brand. Keep an eye out for our upcoming blog posts on our top 5 favourite type foundries, as well as a round-up of our favourite stock photography resources coming to your inbox soon, my friends.
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