It’s no secret that a good image is what will catch the viewers attention first. And of that image, the text is really what will jump out at them (second to the eye-catching photo used). We all want our posts, our crafts, our items for sale or whatever to be well received by others, and most importantly, stand out from the crowd.
Crafters have you seen our new category here on TheHungryJPEG? We have specially selected fonts that we know would work great for showing off your latest masterpiece. Before we get into the suggestions of really neat and crafty fonts, let’s go over a few key things to keep in mind regarding fonts and making the best choices.
TRY STICKING TO A FONT FAMILY
Font families were designed to work well together. Try searching out for a Font Family that offers both a Serif, and Sans Serif style within it. Sticking to one family of fonts overall not only helps you cut the clutter, but it also will help ensure that the fonts will play nicely together in any combination.
DON’T OVER DO IT
This is a big one, please don’t over do it when choosing to combine fonts. In fact aim to have no more than 3 fonts at max that you’d want to use. A basic rule of thumb, choose a Sans-serif, a Serif and a Script font that works well together. It’s easy to get carried away and want to use way too many fonts. Alternatively, it’s also easy to use the selected fonts totally wrong. For example, using a really decorative script font completely throughout a piece, or using a font like that in all caps – begins to be way too much.
AIM FOR CONTRAST
Mixing or pairing two fonts similar in style will often appear “blah!”. Try combining a bold thick slab font with a thin or light sans-serif font. When a font combination lacks contrast, it makes it not only harder to read, but also visually uninteresting.
KEEP STYLE IN MIND
One key thing to also remember is the style of you’re trying to portray. Are you a vintage inspired crafter? Are you more on the modern side? Consider you’re overall style, or the vibe you’re wanting to send with each piece, and that can also help you choose your appropriate fonts (remember no more than 3 fonts).
NOW ON TO THE CRAFTY FONTS
Let’s pretend we’re trying to show off some sort of knitted item, or something related to the art of knitting. Here are a few images with font combos that could work.
LATO & MADINA SCRIPT
LATO, MADINA SCRIPT & ABRIL FATFACE
Here we introduced another font into the combination above, and we tried to use a font that wouldn’t add conflict, but instead compliment the mix. New font Abril FatFace helps draw the eye in to the title area and plays very nicely with the script font.
CAFERUS & CARDO WITH LATO
MELANEY LANE WITH MONTSERRAT
Stand out with a really big, playful and fun script that’s still completely legible. Melaney Lane font is so great paired up with the bold Montserrat font. High contrast yet it still keeps things interesting.
FFF TUSJ, MATHILDE, ARAPEY
All completely free fonts. Perfect for use if you have some sketches in your notepad that’d you’ve love to share with the world. FFF Tusj provides the perfect hand drawn and sketched in look, and Mathilde is a great compliment, as it appears to also be a handwritten script. Together with Arapey they make a great combo.
V AGNES DUO, VALENTINES AGNES & GEO SANS LIGHT
Geo Sans light is a free font that works really well for adding text that packs a punch in a thin size. Paired up with V Agnes Duo and Valentines Agnes (which are two fonts in the same family, so they were made to play nicely with each other).
AMIGIRL SCRIPT & AMIGIRL SANS SWASH
Amigirl is such a lovely font. It’s one of our featured Crafters Fonts. Within the font family, you have a beautiful script paired up with a Sans Swash. You can even add a basic font like Open Sans to compliment the pack.
CHERRYLA SCRIPT & SOURCE SANS PRO
HELLO BETHY 7 VISBY CF
The Hello Bethy font is another one of our featured Crafty Fonts. It’s roughness is good for showcasing handmade creations, or adding that marker tip feel to your imagery. It pairs nicely with the clean Visby CF sans-serif font
APRILLIA 7 ARTICULAT CF
WHICH COMBO IS YOUR FAVORITE?
Tell us below, which combination you like, and share with us your favorite crafty font combos as well. Don’t be afraid to try new combos, just remember to not over do it. We’d love to see what you come up with. Share your creations in the comments or tag us on social media @thehungryjpeg