One easy way to spruce up a flyer, invitation, or handout is to download a new font and sub it in for one of the typical defaults. It is a simple way to add a level of originality and sophistication.
So here are 12 fabulous free fonts!
Always be careful to not use more than two or three fonts in one document.
I generally try to stick with two, and use weight variations of those fonts.
For example, Raleway has several varying weights—light, regular, italic, bold—so I can use different weights to call out different parts of a document, without incorporating 4 unique fonts. This helps maintain consistency.
Use scripts sparingly.
I like to think of using a script font similar to bolding a word. It insinuates something special, an attention grabber. Scripts are typically harder to read, so try and use it only where necessary—as an accent.
*Fun Fact: There are several words designers often use when referring to fonts.
Typography. Type. Typeface.
When you see any of these words, know they are referring to fonts.