There’s no question that carefully chosen and presented typography can help a design to convey its message. Choosing fonts for a piece of work can, however, be a bewildering process.
Here, I present some useful links for font inspiration, in the hope that they’ll help you to choose the right font for the right job.
It’s a German language blog post, but it’s packed with (100, unsurprisingly) of the most recognised and often used fonts.
A great list of 21 of the most often used fonts, with screenshots of their variants.
Well-known designer Cameron Moll gives his quick lowdown on his often used typefaces, and requests others do the same.
The results of Paul Shaw’s readers’ top typefaces.
Another good list of inspiring fonts.
The cost of professional typefaces can sometimes be prohibitive for the casual designer or someone on a strict budget. Smashing Magazine has put together a great list of more than 40 fonts that are free to use in your designs, and don’t skimp on quality.