Online Font Library: Typekit

For this blog post I chose to look at Typekit. Typekit is easy to navigate and gives many options to search for fonts, I personally like the “List” option that groups fonts into categories such as “Geometric sans-serifs” and “Humanist serifs”.

Two fonts that seem to work well together are Fira Sans, a sans serif font that is available in a variety of weights and Adobe Garamond, a serif font. While Fira Sans seems to look best when used for heading text in its bold weight because of the thick strokes, Adobe Garamond is best used for large sections of body copy because of its legibility at smaller sizes. I prefer to combine both serif and sans serif fonts together when creating chunks of type, I feel that the differences in type anatomy contrast enough that the hierarchy becomes clear.



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