As I was pondering what to write for my first guest post, I was still overwhelmed with excitement for Maiedae's future as a print design company. So... I decided to share something that we have found to be a key piece of any good print design: typography. It is true that picking a typeface can make or break a design. So here are my Top 5 Favorite Fonts. I find myself coming back to these fonts time and time again.
There are a few things to remember when choosing a font:
1. Decide your purpose. What is more important: readability or aesthetics? What is the purpose of the text within your design? Designing a band poster is different than designing a business card.
2. Choose a category of type. You want your typeface to match your work. If your design is simple and modern, you probably do not want to use a font with decorative swirls coming off the ends.
3. Think outside the box. Experiment with using different fonts in the same design. One important thing to remember: if you are going to use more than one font, it is always best to try different font styles. If you use similar fonts side-by-side, it looks like a mistake.