There's now more than 1,000 fonts available within the Google Fonts catalogue, making it the biggest free-to-use asset out there for budding designers looking to discover new fonts for their creative projects.

But having such a vast array of font faces available can actually be a little overwhelming- I mean, where do you start?

Well that's why I'm writing this, to hopefully assist you making a decision and implementing these free, easy to use font faces in your upcoming project, regardless of whether that's a website, pitch deck, infographic or image!

I've kept it short and simple, just 5 of my favourite combos I tend to gravitate towards when wanting to implement a more custom style for my designs.

So let's jump straight in!

Here's my 5 favourite, and free Google font combinations that you should use for your upcoming creative projects.

1. Readex Pro & Inter

We start off with the double Sans Serif combination of 'Readex Pro' and 'Inter'.

Using these specific fonts will ensure your text regardless of size is super legible, letting the sizing and weight do the work of helping the reader distinguish the headlines from the body copy.

Find links to the two fonts used here just below.


Readex Pro:


2. Libre Baskerville & Roboto

'Libre Baskerville' is a very popular and long standing Google font, taking its name from the 1940s Baskerville font and personally one of my all time favourite Display fonts available within Google.

Pairing a display style font such as this with a Sans Serif font like 'Roboto' will mean your headings will stand out amongst the rest, whilst keeping the body copy super simple and easy to read. Win win!

Find links to the two fonts used here just below.


Libre Baskerville:


3. Oswald & Roboto Slab

'Oswald' is a reworking of the classic style historically represented by the 'Alternate Gothic' sans serif typefaces. With it re-drawn and reformed to better fit the pixel grid of standard digital screens.

It's bold, 'in your face' style works great as an all caps headline to truly capture the attention of your readers.

And for the body I've complimented it with 'Roboto Slab'. I just love the look of these two styles together, somehow managing to look modern, yet with a slight nod to classic with the 'Roboto Slab' bringing a more traditional Serif look into the mix.

Find links to the two fonts used here just below.



Roboto Slab:

4. Rubik & Cutive Mono

One of my all time favourite combinations is 'Rubik' and 'Cutive Mono'.

Mono fonts are usually a more specific case use, although I find the 'Cutive Mono' family to be far more legible than many other Mono types out there. And coupled with the bold, blocky style of 'Rubik' it just looks awesome.

The perfect choice if you're looking for your brand to make a statement!

Find links to the two fonts used here just below.



Cutive Mono:

5. Arvo & Lato

Finally, we've got 'Arvo' and 'Lato'.

Two very popular fonts that when combined, just compliment each other perfectly!




Wrapping Up

Easy as!

5 great combos that will work for the majority of your creative projects.

All of these are of course free to use from

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Alan Harte

Alan is the Creative Director here at SV and has been working with the company since ( almost ) day one! 😛 He's passion is anything to do with design and web. In his spare time he loves to sim race, play guitar and run. If only to burn of the Guinness drank most weekends!