16th April 2007
Graphic designers often need to choose fonts that will work together in a brief, such as for headings, body text, and captions. With this in mind many font designers have created families of fonts in different styles that are designed to work together in a complementary way.
Sometimes these complementary fonts have names that make the relationship obvious, such as FontFont’s FF Meta and FF Meta Serif. However, some fonts designed specifically to work well together don’t have obviously related names; one such pair is the familar Verdana and Georgia.
We’ve called such complementary sets of fonts “Companions”, and to help users track down suitable companions we’ve created a new Companions page on Identifont:
Check it out here:
The companions are now also cross-referenced from each of the font description pages for the related fonts.