Need fonts that go together like Rachel and Ross? These free font pairings and combinations for projects, logos, blogs, graphic design and more can be of help!
- Good font combos that go beyond Canva or Google font pairings with typical fonts like Monserrat, Bebas Neue, Lato, or Oswald for a more unique look
- Complementary fonts that go well together for a range of moods and purposes (such as modern feminine wedding invitations to masculine vintage retro printable wall art)
- For more font inspiration, see our list of most popular free fonts, many with commercial use included
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Factors in Font Selection
We've searched high and low for a diverse array of fonts to fit your project needs. Our goal was to find the best collection of fonts that include as many of these characteristics listed below as possible.
- Most popular trends to classic timeless styles (elegant modern, fancy vintage, rustic farmhouse, clean and simple minimalist, etc).
- Downloadable alphabet and/or dingbat (picture) ttf or otf files that work well on desktop, laptop computers (Android and iPad tablets are a bit more tricky).
- Cool, cute, stylish font family typeface samples from trustworthy sites such as Font Bundles*, Creative Fabrica*, Dafont, Fontspace, and other reputable font websites.
- A collection that includes thick, bold fonts; thin, modern handwritten script; cursive calligraphy; masculine and feminine fonts, texture like distressed or grunge or with extra tails, glyphs, and swashes; serif, sans serif, and more.
- Beautiful, Pinterest-worthy typography for cool font pairings or combinations that go well together (aka great graphic designer quality), which can be used for weddings, baby showers, professional events, logos and more.
- Useable for text in Word or to create beautiful print for craft cutting machines like a Cricut machine*, Silhouette machine*, Brother Scan N Cut*, etc.
Personal vs Commercial Use
Personal use means you are using a designer’s work for your own projects with no business interest. This applies to most crafters, who want to use pretty fonts, clipart, etc to customize a vinyl project, create a wood sign, or other DIY project.
However, if you plan to use the designs for your business, whether to sell or even give away for free, then you will need a commercial license in order to use the font legally.
Most times, free fonts are only for personal use with the option to upgrade for business use. But sometimes, designers are really generous and let you use their free fonts for both personal and commercial purposes.
Check the fonts section below for licensing information we found.
Quick and Dirty Guide to Pairing Fonts
When it comes to deciding on fonts that go together, here are some general ideas to follow.
Tip 1. For script font pairing inspiration, think of how opposites attract.
If you have a thick cursive script, go with a thin font, such as tall and skinny caps.If you have a thin calligraphy font, opt for a bold typeface.
Tip 2. Think about the weight of your fonts.
If you choose fonts with medium thickness, keeping them similar in both font styles you put together can help it look even (see Sporty Athletic in image above).
But if you are working with a pretty thin or thick font, it is usually more aesthetically pleasing to have that contrast that gives more of a wow factor (see Loud and Clear in image above).
Tip 3. With fonts with tails, swashes, or glyphs, don't go overboard.
Reserve the fancy extras for one of the fonts, and then choose a more straightforward, clean font to go with it so as to not detract from the embellishments.
Having too much going on can distract from the overall eye-pleasing look you are trying to achieve.
Tip 4. It may also help to consider the overall mood of what you are trying to achieve.
For example, with a more casual pairing, a looser script would fit the bill (see Fancy Schmancy in image above).
Or for the minimalist look, then decide on simpler-looking fonts (see Past and Future in image above).
Tip 5. And if all else fails, a great fallback tactic is to go for font duos.
Font artists create two fonts that are meant to complement each other. So you can be rest assured that your fonts will pair perfectly together!
At the bottom of the post are a few bundles that have already done-for-you font combinations that are absolutely fun and gorgeous!
Font Pairings and Combinations for FreeAt the time this post was published, all the following fonts were free for personal and commercial use. However, please check the download site page for the most current license information.
How to Download the Free Fonts
Following is a list of the featured fonts. To download any of these fonts, simply click on the link of the font name to be taken to the download page. Enjoy!
- Casual: Housttik*, Night Out: Critical*
(loose script with art deco style)
- Groovy: The Retropus Script*, Hippie: Unbroken*
- Hugs: Timberly Script*, and Kisses: Kano*
(cute cursive with rounded print)
- Happy: Engebrechte*, Halloween: Herina*
(skinny caps with fancy typeface with extra glyphs and tails)
- Hello: Feather*, Little One: Maxwell Bold*
(modern script with cute rounded lettering)
More Fonts that Go Well Together:
- Vintage Rustic: Indonesia Dermawan*
(thick monoline script and sans serif font duo)
- Crayons: Joy Maker*, & Markers: Xoxo Glow*
(quirky handwritten print with fun cursive lettering)
- John and Mary: Wildera*, Williamson: Lovelo*
(brush cursive calligraphy with modern caps)
- Fun with: Last Factory*, Flair: Le Super Serif*
(casual script with mixed height serif typeface)
- Thick and Thin: Big John and Slim Jim*
(skinny and fat caps font duo)
More Font Pairs and Combos:
- PB & J: Monkey Mayhem*, Sandwich: Aftergrows*
(kidlike bold lettering with peppy script)
- Modern: Rote*, Minimalist: Stockport*
(handwritten font with light medium thick serif caps)
- Sporty: Knox*, Athletic: Matchup*
(medium and thin collegiate font pair)
- Loud: Appealing*, and Clear: My Skinny Type*
(quirky outlined font with shadow paired with casual typewriter font)
- Naughty: Courtside*, or Nice: Geuceu*
(tall and skinny handwriting with even brush script)
- Past: Helsinki*, and Future: Obake*
(handwritten caps with vintage poster vibe with condensed serif font)
- Fancy: Beautify*, Schmancy: Curely*
(cursive script paired with print handwriting with curls at the ends of the letters)
- Beauty: Angelina*, and the Beast: Cabana*
(beautiful even script with tall skinny caps)
- Strong: Aquino*, or Soft: Wisdom Script*
(thick caps with skinnier calligraphy swash)
- King &: Royals*, Queen: Sillingen*
(bold caps combined with neat cursive script that has extra tails)
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Tips for Using Fonts in Crafting
Downloading and installing fonts
The free download files will come in a zipped folder. Extract the files and download to your computer. Make sure you close out and reopen Cricut Design Space or Silhouette Studio for the new font(s) to appear.
Combining script text
When you insert text into Cricut Design Space, you will need to adjust letter spacing to connect letters. Don’t forget to weld to combine the text so each word cuts out as a single piece instead of by individual letters.
If welding text fills in the space in letters (such as a, d, p, etc), then undo the weld, enlarge the text, and try welding again.
Some cursive fonts may become too thin for weeding if used as small text. Reserve for use on large signs, etc.