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Summer Sales Event

June 01, 2022

No matter what season it is for you at home, Fontshop is bringing the HEAT with these amazing font pairing samples! Knowing how to pair fonts is crucial in the design world; let us get you started. We have over 75+ fonts from our incredible foundries discounted up to 50% off until June 21 at 11:59 pm EDT! Get 2, get 4, but we highly suggest getting them in pairs!

PLUS, don't miss some sun-sational pairs from Monotype Type Directors, Charles Nix and Sara Soskolne. Fonts in this sale could make for great headlines and pairs in your next project if you are open to thinking outside the box. To help with the inspiration. Charles and Sara picked out some pairings from the fonts that are in this promotion.

Charles Nix, Monotype Type Director, chose Luthon Southard Script by Lemonthe & TT Arlen by TypeType as a pair because they are vastly different. Pairing is about contrast. A fat sans like TT Arlen and a monoline script like Luthon Southard combine to provide maximum formal contrast.

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I chose to pair Manofa & Apoka both by well-known foundry The Northern Block. These fonts have the same bones. A pairing like this works because while the typefaces’ styling are completely different (which provides the all-important contrast Charles mentioned), their underlying skeletons are similar in shape — their x-heights, open apertures, simplicity of form — and proportion. The angularity of Manofa paired with the softness of Apoka yields inline contrast at its best. - Sara Soskolne

Going outside the same family or same foundry approach, I aimed for a strange-bedfellows approach here, with a contemporary and eclectic pairing choosing Quincy by Connary Fagen & Portland from Fenotype. - Sara Soskolne

Next up: Ramillas by TypeType & Visby Round by Connary Fagen - “Same weight, different clothes: Here, I focused on a simpler idea: pairing fonts of two completely different styles in the same weight. The subtle stroke contrast in Ramillas adds an important dimension of difference from the monoline strokes of Visby; but alternatively, Visby could also be paired with another monoline face in the same weight with a totally different structure — like a script or a blackletter. - Sara Soskolne

Another pairing strategy is to find a family that provides you with a wide-ranging “meal kit” of parts that you can combine in innumerable different ways. There are so many possible versions of this lockup just from this one family: every possible combination of inline, sans, slab, and shaded versions of the same essential set of forms. This is a reliable approach, especially for the pairing beginner.  - Sara Soskolne

Continuing with the “meal-in-a-box” family approach, there are more traditional systems in which the usage is implied. We’re talking optical sizes – specific typefaces for specific sizes: close-up ready Display fonts; workhorse Text fonts; and rugged Micro fonts like Blacker Pro from Zeta Fonts. - Charles Nix

We’ve not paid much attention to the width axis, so let’s make up for that in this digestif menu. It uses just a small portion of the vast Klik family from Fenotype, taking advantage of both weight and width contrast, resulting in a nice push-pull combination. - Sara & Charles

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Calluna Sans and Calluna is a trademark of exljbris. Lubalin Graph is a trademark of Monotype ITC Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and which may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Electra is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. Clearface Gothic is a trademark of Monotype GmbH and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Perpetua and Corsiva is a trademark of The Monotype Corporation registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Futura is a registered trademark of Bauer Types. Sunbeat is a trademark of PintassilgoPrints.

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