14 Best Cool Fonts Inspiration For 2019 That Looks Good On Your Project
Web designers know the importance of typography and the power it holds within a single design. Typography and font-heads have affected the readability of a design, mood, perceived article length, and the overall user experience.
Typography lends character to your website, guides the readers, and accounts for over 90% of your design. So, yes, typography is definitely something you should be creative about. For that, you need inspiration.
Well, we’ve got that right here.
We’re going to tell you the about the top 15 cool fonts we are dying to use this year.
The Trending Fonts Of This Year
The dominant font, Serif combines well with other san-Serif fonts creating variety and flow to whichever design in which it’s incorporated. The top Serif fonts include Caslon, Garamond, Freight Text, Tiempos Text, Minion, Calluna, and many others.
These 70’s and 80’s fonts have grown in popularity as fonts have begun to incorporate more than just the traditional san-Serif, symmetrical fonts. They are usually found in all caps and have a hybrid cursive/print look. They can be designed to be messy and a bit worn. They can be used to create some asymmetrical balance into a design.
3. Bigger Will Be Better
With the increasing difficulty for brands to stand-out designers have had to get especially creative. This year sees the rise of the “big” and the “bold”. Quite literally. Combining the Serif comeback with this new big and bold trend will be very effective this year.
4. Cutouts And Overlays
Incorporating eye-catching geometric shapes into typography will be trending this year. This will involve text placed on multiple image overlays paired with an interesting background. To protect the readability of the content it’ll be important to contrast the background with the overlaid image.
5. Highlights And Underline
Underling to highlight specific information in a certain area of content will be trending this year. The increased focus can veer into being distracting, however, so this technique is best combined with plenty of white space and intentionality.
6. Hand Drawn Letters
Hand Drawn fonts will sweep design this year with a variety of fonts like Tadah Foods, Severe Seattle, and Pauline Osmont becoming widely available and used. The fonts create a more organic and personal feel to a design. With names like the above how could they be ignored?
A throwback from the 1980s, expect this trend to come around with complementary hues and in muli-color iterations. This is a way to use various colors or to focus around a central image. It can be used as a background to create contrast or in the text itself to bring focus to the text.
8. Customized Fonts
Because of the dramatic improvement of font quality in open source environments, custom fonts made in-house have grown in popularity. This allows designers to avoid licensing issues and frees them to use more cost-effective sources.
9. Colorful Fonts
This year color has become the new black, perhaps as a compliment to the growth of the big and bold trend. The chance to add another dimension to their typography is a big opportunity for designers to help their clients add character to their brands.
Transparent typography allows for clarity and the addition of transparency to a design. Transparent typefaces will be superimposed on colorful backgrounds or other bright imagery to create a special effect.
11. Brandon Grotesque
Brandon Grotesque is a font inspired by sans-Serif and has and adds warmness to a design. It helps create a visual hierarchy as it comes in a variety of weights. It’s growing in popularity for its clear and modern appearance. It enhances readability because of its legibility.
12. Museo Sans
Museo Sans can be paired with a sans-Serif to create a wonderful reader experience. Like other fonts on this list, this font was inspired by the geometric sans-Serif font. Museo Sans has become widely used and can be seen on many websites.
Another font inspired by the san-Serifs family, Raleway was originally designed in one weight and was eventually expanded to nine weight families. An elegant Google font, you’ll enjoy using Raleway in various web designs because of how dynamic it is. You can download it for free on the web.
14. Playfair Display
The Playfair display font is a new addition to the Google Font family. While Serif and sans-Serif are good for headlines and is trendy, the Playfair Display is a modern font the pairs well with Serif and other sans-Serif fonts like Raleway and Roboto, to name a few.
Other trends in typography include the extreme use of exaggerated space, emphasizing a clean, minimalistic look.
A surprising trend is the no trend. Many design publications are whispering that there is, in fact, a no trend trend.
One thing is certain. This year will bring a lot of variety of typography. And it looks good.
Bigger Will Be Better
Big and bold trend
Cutouts And Overlays
Eye-catching geometric shapes
Eye-catching geometric shapes
Underling to highlight specific information
Hand Drawn Letters
Organic and personal feel to a design
Use various colors
Color has become the new black
Typography allows for clarity
Font inspired by sans-Serif
Inspired by the geometric sans-Serif font
An elegant Google font
Modern font pairs well with Serif