Combining fonts is an art rather than a science, but there are basics that will help you make decisions. Typography.com has some ideas. (Not to be confused with my blog post Font-Pairs Font Friday, which suggests five websites for AI-generated two-font pairings.)
Four Techniques for Combining Fonts
Building a palette is an intuitive process, and expanding a typographic duet to three, four, or even five voices can be daunting. Our approach for mixing font families is to keep one quality consistent, and let the others vary.
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The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France. Established in 1869, the house was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s through the 1920s. The building was updated in the 1920s with a strong Art Deco font and sculptural inset. The type on top of the building looks like a 1950s addition which contrasts oddly with the original titling. The facade was renovated in 2013 and gilding added.
Loie Fuller, an American dancer, performed at the Folies in the 1890s. See my post about her event posters here.
The Folies Bergère is a cabaret music hall, located in Paris, France. Established in 1869, the house was at the height of its fame and popularity from the 1890s’ Belle Époque through the 1920s’ Années folles. (See my post about the Folies facade here.) Loie (Loïe) Fuller was an American modern dancer and choreographer who also held several patents in theatrical lighting; she performed at the Folies in the 1890s.
Posters announcing Fuller’s events feature striking, colorful illustrations with bold, hand-drawn fonts. The type echoes the exuberance of the dancing figures.
Art History Masterpieces Transformed Into Surreal Typefaces
These foreign-look fonts explore the different shapes and rhythms of non-roman type, in a roman font. All are available here.