How to make a font palette

I like reading about typography. I’m pretty sure most of you don’t. But here’s a nice little guide to putting a bunch of fonts together on a design from fontsters Hoefler & Frere-Jones.


I won’t bore you with the all the details, but looking that good is expensive (those fonts combined cost over $400).

There are four principles in total. They’re expounded in the article.

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Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the campus pastor at Creek Road South Bank, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus.

One thought on “How to make a font palette”

  1. I like that. At least I like how each of them look.

    But I don’t understand what is going on. “similar proportions – different role”; “complementary moods”??

    Can I read some more about this somewhere? I like it.

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