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Their importance is often overlooked, but fonts are arguably one of the most critical pieces of any design.

The right font pairing can make or break your composition. You could have the most innovative and inspiring project destined for greatness, but for some reason, you decided to use comic sans for your headings.


You may not have an arsenal of fonts at your disposal, perhaps you don’t have the budget to spend money on expensive licensing fees, or maybe you just don’t know where to begin. Fortunately, there’s a way to work around this. We’re going to take a look at the 10 best font pairings which are completely free thanks to Google Fonts, and easily accessible with Vev no matter what plan you’re on.

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We’ll start by introducing our first combination of Google font pairings:

Cinzel and Fauna One. These two serif fonts combine a timeless Roman-inspired header with a clean, soft and modern typeface that reads clearly in a paragraph composition.


This pairing is perfect for a premium, timeless design that allows for easy reading whilst adding a level of sophistication. It’s ideal for longer articles for that digital magazine or newspaper you’re working on.


Header

  • Font Family: Cinzel

  • Font Weight: Bold

  • Designed by: Natanael Gama

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Fauna One

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Eduardo Tunni
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cinzel bold
Fauna One Regular

1.

Next up, we have Oswald and Quattrocento, a bold, condensed sans-serif header paired with an eloquent, soft serif font for the body text.


This pair fits a variety of different uses, but it’s mostly favourable for longer articles, especially blog posts and articles due to the rounded, easy-to-read paragraph that the Quattrocento font brings. Couple this with the bold, punchy headings that you can achieve with Oswald and your design will always be destined for great things.


Header

  • Font Family: Oswald

  • Font Weight: Bold

  • Designed by: Vernon Adams, Kalapi Gajjar & Cyreal

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Quattrocento

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Impallari Type
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Oswald Bold
Quattrocento Regular

2.

Moving onto some more playful fonts, we have Permanent Marker and Overpass. This combination illustrates a more creative approach to your project.


With a header inspired by… you guessed it, the look of a permanent marker, you can bring a handwritten look and feel to your design whilst still looking professional. Paired with the gothic-inspired, sans-serif font Overpass, you’ll deliver a clean, yet artistic demeanour to your project.


Header

  • Font Family: Permanent Marker

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Font Diner

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Overpass
  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Delve Withrington, Dave Bailey, and Thomas Jockin
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Permanent Marker  
Overpass Regular

3.

It’s time for a slab serif text type to make its debut for headings. Introducing Patua One. Its thick and curved serifs add a touch of smoothness, making it a soft and welcoming read. We’ll be pairing this up with Maven Pro, a sans-serif typeface with a unique curvature.


This combination of distinguishable fonts is suitable for any design medium. Their modern designs are great for the web and fit into any environment.


Header

  • Font Family: Patua One

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: LatinoType

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Maven Pro

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Joe Prince
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Patua One Regular
Maven Pro Regular

4.

Big, bold, and unapologetic. This dynamic duo marches the curvaceous script type of Shrikhand with the modern classic Fanwood Text. Perfect for headers, Shrikhand takes its inspiration from a Gujarati dessert and shows off how good the Gujarati script can look when it’s free to be expressive. For the body type we have Fanwood Text, a revival of the classic Fairfield typeface that was adapted for modern use.


Yet another font pairing that is great for longer articles, the paragraph type, Fanwood Text, was tailored for increased readability on the Amazon Kindle so you can have confidence in knowing it was specially designed to be easy to read.


Header

  • Font Family: Shrikhand

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Jonny Pinhorn

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Fanwood Text

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Barry Schwartz
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Shrikhand Regular
Fanwood Text Regular

5.

Introduce some elegance to your page. Prata and Lato team up to add another level of sophistication to your design.


The sharp details and organic teardrop serifs of Prata’s Didone typeface can give your project a premium look and feel (think Vogue magazine’s iconic logo). Pair this with a contrasting sans-serif font like Lato (which means “Summer” in Polish); the semi-rounded details of the letters give a feeling of warmth, while the strong structure provides stability.


Header

  • Font Family: Prata

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by:  Ivan Petrov

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Lato

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Łukasz Dziedzic
Brown, Dishware, Amber, Orange

Prata Regular
Lato Regular

6.

We return to another sans-serif and serif pairing. Using the lightweight Raleway font as our header gives the design a modern, light, and airy feel. When paired with the soft, rounded serif style of Frank Ruhl Libre, it can help deliver a minimalistic feel to your project.


Raleway is an elegant sans-serif typeface family. It is a stylized display face inspired by geometric san-serif typefaces. Frank Ruhl Libre is an open-source version of the classic Hebrew typeface Frank Rühl. Many Israeli books, newspapers, and magazines use the original Frank Rühl as their main typeface.


Header

  • Font Family: Raleway

  • Font Weight: Light

  • Designed by:  Matt McInerney, Pablo Impallari, Rodrigo Fuenzalida

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Frank Ruhl Libre

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Yanek Iontef
Brown, Dishware, Amber, Orange

Raleway Light
Frank Ruhl Libre Regular

7.

This pairing includes two incredibly diverse sans-serif fonts that have been optimized for print, web, and mobile interfaces, meaning this is probably the most accessible pair in the bunch.


The Ubuntu Font Family was created to enable the personality of Ubuntu (the Linux-based operating system) to be seen and felt in every menu, button, and dialog. Whilst for the body typeface, Open Sans was designed with a neutral, yet friendly appearance in mind, making it perfect for paragraphs.


Header

  • Font Family: Ubuntu

  • Font Weight: Bold

  • Designed by:  Dalton Maag

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Open Sans

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Steve Matteson
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Ubuntu Bold
Open Sans Regular

8.

Yet another minimalistic pairing, this timeless duo brings a hint of elegance and simplicity which can be used for a variety of projects.


The header in this scenario, Cardo, is a large Unicode font specifically designed for the needs of classicists, Biblical scholars, medievalists, and linguists, whereas the paragraph text, Libre Franklin, is an interpretation and expansion of the 1912 Morris Fuller Benton classic.


Header

  • Font Family: Cardo

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by:  David Perry

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Libre Frank

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Pablo Impallari
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Cardo Regular
Libre Franklin Regular

9.

For our final pairing, we will be taking a look at two contrasting fonts. One was designed to be irregular and jagged, while the other is contradicted by a sharp, modern paragraph typeface that inspirits early 20th century Argentina.


The header font’s namesake, Avería, translates to "breakdown" or "mechanical damage" in Spanish. This is where this font draws its inspiration, the “rough around the edge” look similar to the effect achieved by a rusty old typewriter. The body typeface, inspired by the traditional Montserrat neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, pays homage to the old posters and signs of the time.


Header

  • Font Family: Averia Sans Libre

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Dan Sayers

Paragraph

  • Font Family: Montserrat

  • Font Weight: Regular

  • Designed by: Julieta Ulanovsky
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Averia Sans Libre Regular
Montserrat Regular

10.

Fonts are often brushed off for other features that are considered more relevant. Nevertheless, they are a powerful aspect of design. They have the ability to set the mood and evoke a strong emotional connection for users that gets them hooked to your brand. With the right font and a powerful design tool like Vev, you can build thought-provoking, digital content that truly connects with your users.

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