Font Pairing Guide | Pairing Script Fonts
What fonts pair well with Script Fonts
We’re often asked about how to pair fonts, especially when it comes to scripts. One common mistake we see is pairing two fancy script fonts, which can create confusion and detract from readability. While it’s possible to make this pairing work, it takes a lot of experience and skill.
Pairing script fonts with a clean standard font can balance out the design, and allow the script to stand out without making the whole design feel too crowded.
In the image below there are some samples Brittney made to help illustrate the concept.
Using this approach can also help convey the personality of a brand or individual in logo design. Pairing a script font that matches the brand’s character with a standard font that conveys the appropriate level of professionalism for the industry can create a cohesive and effective design.
Simple standard fonts are also great! However, used by themselves in roles that should garner attention may make your project appear too formal or lacking in personality.
So an easy-to-remember tip: pair script and standard fonts together! Mixing these two together can help create a balanced look, keeping your work from feeling overcrowded, and making your title be the attention grabber. In fact, we often, in logo design, try to match the personality of the company/individual in a script font and use a standard font that conveys the level of professionalism of the industry they are in.
Fonts Used in this Font Pairing Guide.
1. Raspberry Moonshine and The Brooklyn Smooth
2. Sugar and Spice & Market Fresh All Caps
3. Melisande and The Road Ahead
4. Wildemount and Aberforth
5. Beautiful Things and Market Fresh Bold