I’m kind of font obsessed and am always looking for both new and classic fonts that get my creative juices flowing. The past few years have been a fontaholic’s dream, with so, so many awesome typefaces being released, and I have to admit that, at times, I’ve been overwhelmed with all of the great stuff that’s out there.
I put together this list of 15 fonts that go hand in hand with the trending styles in invitation and stationery design to inspire and get YOUR creative juices flowing. This list is by no means the be-all and end-all of fantastic, on trend fonts, but it’s a great start and features a range of fonts that include clean, classic typefaces that will always be in style, as well as splashier display fonts that are fantastic representations of the current design zeitgeist.
This modern calligraphy font, created by Molly Jacques Erickson and Dathan Boardman, is wonderfully elegant, with a certain playfulness thanks to its moving baseline and dynamic letterforms. A fantastic choice for wedding invitations and sophisticated stationery designs.
This clean serif typeface is a great blend of traditional and modern, with new features in its endings, strokes, and drops that provide a more fresh, up-to-date look. And, with its large x-height, it offers a high legibility even at small sizes. This one would be a great complement to a bold and brushy display font.
This sweet calligraphy font is perfect for projects with a whimsical, hand lettered feel. I can see this lovely font front and center on a playful save the date or wedding invite, combined with a clean sans-serif like Lato or Open Sans (see below).
There’s just something about a clean, modern italic font, and Corbert Condensed Italic is a great example. And I have to admit the I’m kind of in love with the sweetness of the lower case “e”.
Daft Brush is all about making a statement! This contemporary, brush style font is not just an awesome face, it also brings 4 alternates for each letter and 2 alternates for numbers, giving you plenty of flexibility to customize. Combine this splashy font with a more understated, clean sans-serif for ultra modern invite and stationery designs.
This eye-catching slab serif is a great choice for designs with a mid-century inspired flavor. I’m already imagining it against a sleek, color block background or as a complement to a beautiful floral bouquet.
Herschel is a unique, hand drawn serif, inspired by the natural imperfections that occur in traditional sign writing, This awesomely wobbly font would look great in vintage-inspired designs, invitations, labels, packaging … the sky’s the limit!
The 8 font Klinic Slab family includes 4 weights (and italics) and would be just as at home in a mid-century inspired design as it would be in a clean and contemporary composition. In other words, versatile (stylish, too)!
Lato consists of 9 weights (and corresponding italics), including a beautiful hairline style. The semi-rounded details of the letters give the typeface a feeling of warmth, while the strong structure provides stability and seriousness. A great choice for designs with a minimalist modern feel, or combine it with a more organic, brushy font for an edgy, contemporary look.
If you’re looking for a dynamic font with a hand painted feel, then look no further than this streetwise typeface. The bold and brushy letterforms will add a painterly, organic touch to everything from ultra contemporary wedding invite designs to grungy gig posters.
Sweet, but not too sweet, this handwritten serif font, designed by Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin, is available in three weights and can be enhanced with a bi-color interior, ribbed or full, to add texture and depth to your designs.
This clean and versatile sans-serif face includes 5 weights (and corresponding italics) and looks great in clean, contemporary designs or as a complement to organic display faces.
This slim and condensed typeface features 5 styles, including an inline style that looks great as the star of mid-century modern or just plain modern designs.
A tall and lanky handwritten font – love those – designed by Fanny Coulez and Julien Saurin. This all-caps font gets a big thumbs up for readability and works well with an array of design styles. Available in 5 weights and alternates, including a dotted style, the uppercase letters are different from the lowercase letters.
Designed by Cindy Kinash and Charles Gibbons, True North is a vintage-inspired typeface with 16 styles, plus a sweet and playful monoline script font with OpenType features that create the look of hand lettering. Also included are banners, labels, and extras like wild animals, catchwords, numbers, symbols, tools, maple leaves, and trees.
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