Choosing type to match illustrations

cumaso's picture

What strategies do you use to choose a typeface that complements and stylistically matches an illustration?

There are times when an illustration is making an obvious historical reference and it is easier to choose a font from the same time period or movement. Contemporary illustration is harder for me. What do you look for?

PublishingMojo's picture
  • Weight
  • Contrast
  • Complexity (presence/absence of fussy details)
  • Syndicate content Syndicate content