DIFFERENT FONT TYPES & STYLES EXPLAINED

This information is for a guideline to assist you in recognizing your own style. There are many other fonts available. I personally have thousands!

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Google Fonts

 

Is there a cost for any of these fonts?

  • No, all Google Fonts are open source and are without cost.

Can I use any font in a commercial product?

  • Yes, you can use them commercially, and even include them within a product that is sold commercially. Usage and redistribution conditions are specified in the license. The most common license is the SIL Open Font License. Some fonts are under the Apache license or Ubuntu Font License. You can redistribute open source fonts according to those conditions.

Can I use the font in a logo?

  • Yes, you can use Google Fonts within any logo.

Can I use the font in print, on websites, in apps, in teaching materials, e-books, store fronts, jewelry?

  • Yes, you can use the fonts on any surface.

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HAND DRAWN FONTS

Handwritten fonts are the most charming fonts out there. They are not always very functional or very readable, but they are handmade and have small imperfections but beautiful lines and swashes. They are perfect for adding a personal touch to your projects.

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SERIF FONTS

Serif fonts are fonts that are simple but at the end of the character have a small mark or stroke. This is originally done to make them easily readable, especially when printing them. Nowadays a lot of the designers add the strokes and marks for decoration purposes.

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SCRIPT FONTS

Script fonts are very popular for creating invites. Script fonts are fonts that come in many styles and have fluid stokes and are based on handwriting

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SANS SERIF FONTS

Sans Serif fonts are fonts that are composed of just simple straight lines. Unlike Serif fonts they don’t have a small mark or stroke at the end

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DISPLAY FONTS

Display fonts are meant as headlines and are created to draw the readers attention.