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!

You might also want to check out our collections of serif fonts and sans serif fonts.

Vicasso Font

Vicasso

 

Artsy Brush Font

Artsy Brush

 

Vectorial Design Font

Vectorial Design

 

Doodle Font

Doodle Font

 

Qrubby Brush Typeface

Qrubby_brush_font

 

Hal PX

Hal PX

 

Tricker Typeface

Tricker

 

Toscana Font

Toscana Font

 

Picnic Caps Font

Picnic Caps Font

 

Olive Hand Drawn Font + Decorations

Olive Hand Drawn Font + Decorations

 

Chaotiq Modern Paint Brush Font

Chaotiq Modern Paint Brush Font

 

Away Font, Modern Brush Calligraphy

Away Font, Modern Brush Calligraphy

 

LHF Saratoga Ornaments

LHF Saratoga Ornaments

 

Spirals Font + Textures

Spirals font + textures

 

Abraham Typeface + Bonus

Abraham Typeface + Bonus

 

Snowed In Font

Snowed In Font

 

Bayeux Tapestry Type – Qing Harold

Bayeux Tapestry Type - Qing Harold

 

Equilibrium Font

Equilibrium Font

 

Captain Cook Tattoo Font

Captain Cook Tattoo Font

 

Radius Font

Radius Font