Mixing fonts is the perfect way to add emphasis to your message and create catchy graphics that your church will love. By using more than one font, you’ll add interest to the overall design, which will hopefully get your image noticed.
However, it’s easy to go overboard with mixing fonts and use a combination that isn’t ideal. To help you perfect this design skill, here are a few simple tips for using more than one font:
1. Make sure your fonts complement each other
If one is really distinctive or bold, you want the other to be more subdued so they aren’t fighting each other for the reader’s attention. Both bold and subdued fonts have their place in your design, so you shouldn’t choose one or the other. Combine them for a stellar result.
2. Make them cohesive
While you want your fonts to be distinct from each other, they should also seem like they belong on the same image. A simple way to do this is by making them both all caps or the same size. It will help make your choices seem intentional, not accidental. One great way to ensure your fonts are cohesive is to pull them from the same font family.
3. Easy to read
This seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes we can get caught up in how fun a font is, but forget about readability. Keep in mind who will be reading this and make it easy for everyone.
4. Avoid mixing fonts that are too alike
If it’s hard to visually distinguish the two fonts from each other, then it’s time to pick something more distinctive.
Sometimes, you just have to rely on your gut and keep playing until you find the look that fits the message and what you are hoping your audience gets out of your image. Have fun mixing fonts and creating fun new graphics!
To help you get started, we’ve show some of our favorite combos here: