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Fonts: Abril Fatface and Average

Beautiful Web Type Combinations

A showcase of great typeface combinations from the Google web fonts directory.

There are so much typefaces in the Google web fonts directory. Many of them are awful. But there are also high-quality typefaces that deserve a closer look. Below are examples of these typefaces in action. Hover for name of typeface and click the texts of examples to get the typeface from the Google web fonts directory.

Fonts: Bree and Fira

Marc Thiele

When I was younger, I never really was interested in Computers. OK, games like Sid Meier's Pirates!, Defender of the Crown, or To be on Top were games I loved to play on the C64.

Today I run beyond tellerrand, an event for the (web) community. I do this full-time and as a one-man-band ever since it started and I love it.

Fonts: Fonts Bevan and Pontano Sans

Graffiti an Hauswänden in New York

Ein Mensch hinterlässt immer Spuren. Es ist auch kein Mensch ohne Schatten …

Man vergisst, was man nicht vergessen will, und denkt an das, was man lieber vergessen hätte …

Fonts: Sansita One and Kameron

Anne Clark

English poet and songwriter

Disobey. Defy. Take your own time. Fly.

Fonts: Muli and Playfair Display

Leonardo da Vinci

painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer whose genius, perhaps more (1452 - 1519)

Simplicity is the
ultimate sophistication.

Fonts: Nixie One and Ledger

Marie-Jose Vallencot


Man glaubt, einen Mensch in der Ebene zu kennen und nach drei Wochen im Gebirge stellt man fest, dass alles ganz anders ist.

Fonts: Rancho and Gudea


unbeatable argumentation

Penguins mate for life. That doesn't surprise me much because they all look alike. It's not like they're going to meet a really new, great looking penguin someday.

Fonts: Cantata One and Imprima

Douglas Adams

writer and dramatist (1952 - 2001)

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

Fonts: Lobster & Arimo

Richard Branson

English business magnate

Screw it, Let’s do it!

Fonts: Istok Web and Lora

Thomas Carlyle

satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher (1795 – 1881)

Ein guter, edler Mensch, der mit uns gelebt,
kann uns nicht genommen werden,
er lässt eine leuchtende Spur zurück
gleich jenen erloschenen Sternen,
deren Bild noch nach Jahrhunderten
die Erdbewohner sehen.

Fonts: Pacifico and Arimo

Wolfgang Güllich

is widely considered to be one of the best sport climbers in history (1960 - 1992)

Man geht nicht nach dem Klettern zum Kaffeetrinken, Kaffeetrinken ist integraler Bestandteil des Kletterns.

Fonts: Bree Serif and Open Sans

Albert Einstein

physicist (1879 - 1955)

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

Fonts: Nixie One + Ledger

Jim Rohn

American entrepreneur, author

Poor people have big TV. Rich people have big library.