Is it a crime… that I still want to mix font weights?

And I want you to mix font weights too (it’s a SADE song, go look it up.).

I came across this on Reddit the other day on this comprehensive overview of how to use typefaces and the common mishaps we run into. Even though I consider myself knowledgeable in terms of typography, I still learned a lot of new things from scrolling down the newsletter.

Mixing fonts of different weights should not be scary. It may look chaotic at first, but I really think it’s a neat way to emphasize within a word or a small statement. However, the cardinal rule is to skip one tier of weight between fonts in the same family or use two compatible but different fonts of not the same family.

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