12 Google font pairings that will make your slides look great
Pairing fonts in your presentation can be a bit daunting, especially if you are a typography novice. When done right, contrasting different fonts creates greater visual impact and can make all the difference. When done wrong - well, quite the opposite.
But how do you know what works well together and what doesn't? There is an art to combining fonts, but the good news is you don't always need to be a seasoned graphic designer to get it right. By following just a couple of simple best practice guidelines, you can ensure you don't fall into the most common traps. Keep a lookout for our upcoming guide to font pairing to help you get started.
In the meantime, for inspiration, we've put together a list of 12 Google font pairs we think work beautifully together. As an extra challenge - can you name the books these opening lines were taken from, without cheating? Gold star to those who recognised all twelve.
1. ROBOTO AND MERRIWEATHER
2. PLAYFAIR DISPLAY AND RALEWAY
3. ANTON AND MULI
4. KAUSHAN AND CORMORANT GARAMOND
5. JULIUS SANS ONE AND QUATTROCENTO
6. OPEN SANS AND LORA
7. NIXIE ONE AND OPEN SANS
8. ARIMA MADURAI AND QUICKSAND
9. POPPINS AND LIBRE BASKERVILLE
10. CORMORANT GARAMOND AND NUNITO
11. RALEWAY AND MONTSERRAT
12. PLAYFAIR DISPLAY AND ALEGREYA
Books: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (no 1); The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo (no 2); One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (no 3); The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (no 4); The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (no 5); The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (no 6); Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence (no 7); Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (no 8); Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (no 9); I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (no 10); A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (no 11); Notes From the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (no 12)