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João Neves | http://behance.net/nevesman
Graphic designer and musician based in Lisbon, Portugal. Focused on typography, graphic design, branding and illustration.
Fonts play a huge role in design, especially interactive design. The text is how your message is delivered. The font that message is in will convey how your message should be perceived, from fun fonts like Pacifico to more conservative fonts like Times New Roman.
I have a few that I tend to gravitate towards when I need an easy-to-read font for long paragraphs of text, and a few that I like for larger headlines.
1. Open Sans
Open Sans is one the more versatile web fonts (and most used) for body text. This font includes 13 different styles (including condensed). That is awesome for body text. I create designs for a cms that allows our clients to easily edit the content of their sites. Having bold and italic and even a bold-italic is important to be able to give the client the versatility they look for.
Titillium is a great contemporary sans-serif font with some personality. It has a slightly more modern feel than Open Sans. This font family has 16 styles in it (including condensed).
This easy to read condensed sans-serif is great for headlines. There are 3 styles in this font family.
This is a lovely serif font with 4 styles in its family. Serif fonts are great for adding a traditional feel to a design. While serif fonts are usually used as body copy in print, they are not the easiest fonts to read in body text on screens.
5. Josefin Slab
This slab-serif font is great for titles and headings. It comes in 10 different styles from thin to bold. Slab serifs feel more modern than the traditional serif font.
Those are 5 of my favorite (and most used) fonts. Here is great site going more in depth on the issue of fonts.
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