Useful links for font inspiration

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.

  1. Die 100 Besten Schriften (The 100 Best Fonts of all time.)

    It’s a German language blog post, but it’s packed with (100, unsurprisingly) of the most recognised and often used fonts.

  2. 21 Most Used Fonts by Professional Designers

    A great list of 21 of the most often used fonts, with screenshots of their variants.

  3. Typefaces no one gets fired for using

    Well-known designer Cameron Moll gives his quick lowdown on his often used typefaces, and requests others do the same.

  4. Top 100 Types survey

    The results of Paul Shaw’s readers’ top typefaces.

  5. 30 Fonts That All Designers Must Know & Should Own

    Another good list of inspiring fonts.

  6. 40+ Excellent Free Fonts for Professional Design

    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.

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.

  1. Die 100 Besten Schriften (The 100 Best Fonts of all time.)

    It’s a German language blog post, but it’s packed with (100, unsurprisingly) of the most recognised and often used fonts.

  2. 21 Most Used Fonts by Professional Designers

    A great list of 21 of the most often used fonts, with screenshots of their variants.

  3. Typefaces no one gets fired for using

    Well-known designer Cameron Moll gives his quick lowdown on his often used typefaces, and requests others do the same.

  4. Top 100 Types survey

    The results of Paul Shaw’s readers’ top typefaces.

  5. 30 Fonts That All Designers Must Know & Should Own

    Another good list of inspiring fonts.

  6. 40+ Excellent Free Fonts for Professional Design

    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.

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