Choosing the best font for your t-shirt design

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Choosing the best font for your t-shirt design is not as easy as it may look and may take some exploration. There are so many fonts to choose from! You just need to find the one that conveys the message you are trying to relay.

If you are new to design, the process of choosing the “perfect font” for your layout may take some time. Don’t worry, it may seem daunting to start but the more time you spend experimenting with fonts and styles the easier it will become.

Choosing the right font is just the beginning though. Next, you need to experiment with font combinations and layouts. Some fonts just don’t work together! Try them out. Use several different combinations until it works. Computers and graphics software make this easy,  as you are able to try out many different styles and combinations very quickly.

Here are a few simple rules to follow:

  1. Don’t combine too many fonts together. Things can become chaotic very easily.
  2. Design a few different options. Come back later for a second look. What works will stand out quickly.
  3. Find the right balance. This will help relay the message you are trying to send.
  4. Don’t limit yourself. Your computer only comes with a limited number of typefaces. Find fonts that appeal to you and download them. Having more to choose from will only boost the possibilities in your designs.
  5. Do some research. See what other designers are doing. You can learn from both the good ones and the bad.

There is no such thing as a “best font,” only the best font for your design. Make sure it stands out and conveys the message that you were hoping for.

Here are a few links to our favorite sites to download free fonts to help in choosing the best font for your t-shirt design: