20+ Decorative Fonts
Choosing the right font for your project can be critical. These days there are so many fonts to choose from. Different fonts are designed to achieve different objectives. Some fonts are designed to be easily read on paper others are for web text and yet others are decorative.
San Serif fonts are generally used for web based text because they are easier to read on a computer screen.
Serif fonts are good for print based work because they encourage and help the reader’s eye to move along the page.
Decorative fonts are fancy fonts designed to provide visual impact as opposed to being easy to read. That’s not to say a decorative font isn’t easy to read, but readability is not it’s main purpose.
Decorative fonts catch the eye and create visual impact. You probably won’t write a whole article or leaflet in decorative font but they can be very effective for titles and headlines.
If you are going to use decorative fonts then you might want to consider the following:
- Don’t overdo the decorative fonts. They can be difficult to read so don’t over use them or you risk putting the reader off rather than engaging them.
- Try using them for the first letter of a word. You can do this at the start of a paragraph for great effect and to catch the reader’s attention.
- Use more space between lines if you are using decorative fonts for more than just 1 line. This makes them easier to read.
- Also use more space between letters, again it’s easier to read.
We’ve found a great list of fonts for you to consider for your project – or maybe if you don’t have a project in mind but you really like the look of a font then you can just add it to your collection. It’s really annoying later on to remember a great font you saw that would be perfect – and you just can’t remember where you saw it. So if you don’t have a collection of fonts, then start one now!