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10 Beautiful Google Font Pairings for 2019

Choosing complimentary Google Fonts that match your website design and branding can be daunting. To celebrate the launch of our expanded Web Font Selector addon, we’ve selected 10 beautiful combinations for 2019, ready for your blog, portfolio or business focussed site.

Sans Serif and Sans Serif

Oxygen Light and Source Sans Pro Regular

In the wake of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, Iceland’s struggle for independence took form and culminated in independence in 1918 and the founding of a republic in 1944. Until the 20th century, Iceland relied largely on subsistence fishing and agriculture, and was among the poorest countries in Europe. Industrialisation of the fisheries and Marshall Plan aid following World War II brought prosperity and Iceland became one of the wealthiest and most developed nations in the world. In 1994, it became a part of the European Economic Area, which further diversified the economy into sectors such as finance, biotechnology, and manufacturing.

Raleway Light and Open Sans Regular

Iceland has a market economy with relatively low taxes, compared to other OECD countries. It maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. Iceland ranks high in economic, democratic, social stability, and equality, currently ranking first in the world by median wealth per adult. In 2018, it was ranked as the sixth most developed country in the world by the United Nations’ Human Development Index, and it ranks first on the Global Peace Index. Iceland runs almost completely on renewable energy.

Roboto Condensed Bold and Roboto Regular

The Sagas of Icelanders say that a Norwegian named Naddodd (or Naddador) was the first Norseman to reach Iceland, and in the 9th century he named it Snæland or “snow land” because it was snowing. Following Naddodd, the Swede Garðar Svavarsson arrived, and so the island was then called Garðarshólmur which means “Garðar’s Isle”.

Ubuntu Bold and Lato Regular

According to the ancient manuscript Landnámabók, the settlement of Iceland began in 874 AD when the Norwegian chieftain Ingólfr Arnarson became the first permanent settler on the island. In the following centuries, Norwegians, and to a lesser extent other Scandinavians, emigrated to Iceland, bringing with them thralls (i.e., slaves or serfs) of Gaelic origin. The island was governed as an independent commonwealth under the Althing, one of the world’s oldest functioning legislative assemblies.

Serif and Sans Serif

Cardo Regular and Libre Franklin Regular

Icelandic culture is founded upon the nation’s Scandinavian heritage. Most Icelanders are descendants of Norse and Gaelic settlers. Icelandic, a North Germanic language, is descended from Old West Norse and is closely related to Faroese and West Norwegian dialects. The country’s cultural heritage includes traditional Icelandic cuisine, Icelandic literature, and medieval sagas. Iceland has the smallest population of any NATO member and is the only one with no standing army, with a lightly armed coast guard.

Merriweather Regular and Muli Light

The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

Vollkorn Bold and Exo Regular

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Sans Serif and Serif

Ruda Regular and Roboto Slab Light

Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 348,580 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active.

Oswald Regular and Quattrocento Regular

Following a period of civil strife, Iceland acceded to Norwegian rule in the 13th century. The establishment of the Kalmar Union in 1397 united the kingdoms of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden. Iceland thus followed Norway’s integration into that union, coming under Danish rule after Sweden’s secession from the union in 1523. Although the Danish kingdom introduced Lutheranism forcefully in 1550, Iceland remained a distant semi-colonial territory in which Danish institutions and infrastructures were conspicuous by their absence.

PT Sans Bold and Playfair Display Regular

Hit hard by the worldwide financial crisis, the nation’s entire banking system systemically failed in October 2008, leading to a severe depression, substantial political unrest, the Icesave dispute, and the institution of capital controls. Some bankers were jailed. Since then, the economy has made a significant recovery, in large part due to a surge in tourism. A law that took effect in 2018 makes it illegal in Iceland for women to be paid less than men.

Montserrat Bold and Lora Regular

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SiteOrigin Editor Google Font Selector

SiteOrigin Premium version 1.7 includes an exciting expansion to the Web Font Selector addon. It’s now possible to choose from over 900 beautiful Google Web Fonts, right inside the SiteOrigin Editor widget or any instance of the TinyMCE editor. For content you haven’t yet written, the font family can be selected before typing. Alternatively, for existing content, simply highlight the text and then select the font of your choice. If you’d like to select fonts independently from theme settings, the Web Font Selector is a perfect addition to your content creation and editing process.

SiteOrigin Premium Web Font Selector documentation.

Further Reading

Choosing Web Fonts: A Beginner’s Guide
Serif vs Sans Serif Fonts
Google Fonts Analytics

Thanks for reading, hopefully, you’ve found a font combination for your next project. If not, there are many more options to choose from. Perhaps try FontPair for a helping hand.

Are there any Google Font combinations you enjoy using for your projects? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. 2 months, 18 days ago Nageswara Rao

    Excellent Font Support.

  2. 2 months, 16 days ago MikeWizouskiy

    Not too shabby I have to say

    • 2 months, 13 days ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Thanks for reading :)

  3. 2 months, 12 days ago GSMme

    Thanks for Sharing

  4. 2 months, 10 days ago soulseeker

    Awesome post, I love the Roboto Light look paired with Playfair Display. Recently changed on my photography website https://soulseeker.ro

    • 2 months, 10 days ago Andrew Misplon Hi, I Work Here

      Hi :) Thanks for sharing your combination, it’s a great look for sure and fits well with your industry, look and feel.

  5. 1 hour, 22 minutes ago Michael Wood

    Wow! These are beauiful font combinations! I love the simplicity of Oswald Regular font, but never tried to pair it with Quattrocento Regular yet. I will surely consider this option for my next projects. Thank you for sharing!

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