How different fonts speak to you

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Class clown or princess material? No, we're not talking about the school playground—we're talking about fonts! Every font has its own personality; whether it's elegant, fun, cool, or relaxed. Read on for four styles of fonts to try in your designs.

Elegant fonts

Elegant

Elegant and sophisticated fonts usually have an air of prestige to them. The Princess Dianas of the type monarchy. They are often script, old style or calligraphic and sometimes, but not always, italicized. Some examples of these typefaces are Euphoria ScriptParisienneAllura, and Great Vibes.

These menus look fit to be seen in any fancy restaurant. The Cream Illustrated Fruits Elegant Menu uses Pinyon Script with Playfair Display, while Green and Gold Pattern Elegant Menu uses Parisienne with Old Standard.

Fun fonts

Fun

Fonts are fun to play with—and fun ones even more so. This lively family of typefaces is either loved for it's easily recognized characteristics or hated for it's goofy and sometimes over the top symbols and embellishments. These are excellent fonts to use with kids! Some include LobsterCody StarLondrina Sketch, and Sniglet.

Mix and match your design with cool fonts and illustrations for a fun and funky vibe. The Light Pink Circles Cat Picnic Instagram Post uses Chewy and Quicksand with these cute cats, while the Teal Confetti Baby Shower Social Media Post uses Knewave and Quicksand with the colorful shapes.

Cool fonts

Cool

The back-of-the-bus-bandits of the type world. On-trend, geometric sans-serifs with attitude. Movies are made about these guys, and they often need little help to look better than they do when they land on the page. Being bold and legible, these are great to use as both a title font and for body copy. Helvetica, AntonArchivo Narrow, and Racing Sans One are part of this cool font group.

Fredoka One and Lato partners up in Ice Cream Birthday Ideas Collage template for a literally cool vibe, while League Spartan stands on its own in the Modern Menswear Fashion Photo Collage template.

Relaxed fonts

Relaxed

These chillaxed typefaces vibe on island time. They are great to use for beach/summer style artwork, as a sign-off or to tone down the formality of the content. Some of these include SatisfySacramentoPacifico, and Yellowtail.

Putting together Selima and Aileron Regular in the White Brush Script Beach Summer Promotional Twitter Post template can make you want to drop everything and head to the beach. Sacramento and Roboto Condensed in the Beach Party Twitter Post lets you know that it's always a good time.

Finding the perfect fonts to pair and partner is an art in itself. Having a good balance will help bring out the best in your design. Want to know more about combining fonts? Check out 10 golden rules you should live by when combining fonts: Tips from a designer and Canva's ultimate guide to font pairing on the Learn blog.