Using the perfect font gives your blog personality — and just might be the design element that inspires you to find your own voice. We’ve added a bunch of terrific new fonts for users of our Custom Design upgrade from our partners at Typekit.
Infuse some retro-future attitude in your headlines with Brandon Grotesque Medium, or make your text effortlessly elegant with the incomparable Chapparal Pro:
Or, you might want to try the sophistication of LTC Bodoni 175 Italic paired with the pleasantly readable Open Sans—our most-requested font—for your body text.
Several of our new families have weights beyond the usual, letting you reach new heights of unified expressiveness. Jubilat Light for your headlines pairs perfectly with Jubilat Regular for your text:
Or, you might go for something more modern and fun! Behold the rounded Omnes Pro Black in this bold headline, and Source Sans Pro performing admirably in the text:
As the saying goes, “In with the new; out with the old!” In order to make room for these beautiful new fonts, we’ve retired some of our older, less used fonts. If your currently chosen font didn’t make the cut, breathe easy: it will continue to work just fine.
The examples above show the expressiveness of just a few font pairings in a single theme. We’re really excited to see what you can do with the power of beautiful, well-crafted fonts—old and new—across over 200 beautiful themes.
- Nov 7, 2013 @ 10:00 pm
Nov 8th at 7:41 pm
I do not use a custom upgrade, but a line of code:
The only problem is having to format it myself, finding where the line ends
Nov 8th at 8:48 pm
What good are fonts and outstanding layout when the posts are shown in tacky pop-ups? Get rid of this “innovation” in Reader – it is in the way!
Nov 8th at 10:05 pm
Those fonts are ridiculously bland and I don’t see anything abstract of different to any other standardized font. Not trying to be a critic but expected a bit more abstraction within reason.
Nov 9th at 12:42 am
How could I not want to use a font with “grotesque” in the name. It simply screams me.
Nov 10th at 12:27 am
This comes in really handy. Thanks.
Nov 11th at 4:54 am
Alright, yay, fonts! But you would not believe how much it bugs me that, yes, even though I know the point here isn’t the Lion and the Tinman, it truly bugs me that I can’t read the entire story.
It was a great example of fonts, though.
Nov 12th at 1:59 pm
Fonts can be expressed as emotion when typing out your message. Including the right one can effectively set the mood for your audience to interpret your message.
Nov 12th at 8:56 pm
This is great!
Nov 16th at 6:25 am
Fonts are great and I certainly have a tons of them on my dedicated drives, but I prefer using creative fonts in my graphics, not in my pieces. The inclusion of well-designed & relevant graphics go far beyond a simple matter of including fonts in posts. It’s not worth the upgrade.
Nov 17th at 4:32 pm
Brandon Grotesque Light also has a good feel to it.
Nov 18th at 9:37 am