Beautiful Use of Google Fonts: 30 Inspiring Examples
I’ve put together some great-looking sites that use Google Fonts so you can see how others are using this wonderful service by Google in their designs. Google Fonts is a fantastic free resource that has hundreds of free and open source Web fonts that you can implement in your websites.
If you’re looking to break free from the shackles of common fonts like Arial and Times New Roman, and you’d like to add that extra uniqueness to your website, check out the examples below for inspiration!
Example 1: Dadaab Stories
Dadaab Stories employs the Nunito font for its body text. Nunito is a balanced, easy-to-read sans serif typeface with rounded terminals. It’s a great choice to help tell a story that provokes emotion.
Example 2: Rule of Three
Rule of Three has an elegant website design that’s perfectly combined with Barry Schwartz’s Sorts Mill Goudy font, a revival of Frederic Goudy’s Goudy Oldstyle typeface.
Example 3: Pulp Fingers
This site uses the Londrina Solid font for headings. Created by Marcelo Magalhães, the font creator initially made it for use in one of his posters. The font takes its inspiration from the kind of lettering you might see as you travel around the streets of Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Example 4: Juliana Bicycles
Juliana Bicycles uses the Roboto Condensed font, which works wonderfully well for headlines. Pair it with Open Sans or Oswald for body text to create great typographic harmony.
Example 5: Archie Wilkinson
The Archie Wilkinson site uses the graceful Raleway sans serif typeface created by Matt McInerney.
Example 6: Kait Bos
Kait Bos, a Canadian graphic designer, makes use of the handwriting-inspired sans serif typeface Capriola for the navigation menu and body text, giving the design an awesome personality without sacrificing text legibility.
Example 7: Hashima Island
Hashima Island uses the narrow sans serif typeface Pathway Gothic One to great effect on this site about a once-forgotten, desolate place.
Example 8: Bel 50
Bel50′s body text uses the Enriqueta slab serif font, which is a soft, harmonic, and legible typeface. The font was created by combining robust and strong serifs from the Egyptian style with softer tones from Roman typefaces.
Example 9: Iutopi
The font used in this design is Bubblegum Sans. It works extremely well in helping give the design a fun, lighthearted look-and-feel.
Example 10: This Is My Online Portfolio
Alessandro Camedda’s portfolio employs Yanone Kaffeesatz, a popular font that’s reminiscent of a 1920s coffee house.
Example 11: Aardvark Brigade
This site uses Syncopate for its headline and it works well because it’s lightweight and has a wide body. The modern and stylish sans serif font gives the site a lively and fresh look.
Example 12: Fab Web Design
This fabulous site uses the Great Vibes font to give it an elegant look. It works beautifully when used for headlines.
Example 13: Selective Few
The Roboto font was created specifically to meet the requirements of high-resolution screens. This font features friendly and open curves and makes for a more natural reading rhythm.
Example 14: House Creative
Here’s a creative agency that has decided to use a fresh and fun brush script font for their heading: The Pacifico font was inspired by the surf culture of 1950s America, which makes it an interesting choice for a creative agency.
Example 15: Valerie Letens
This attractive portfolio for Valerie Letens’ site uses the Dancing Script font for headings, giving it a stylish, friendly, and casual look.
Example 16: Ink & Spindle
Muli is an elegant and simple sans serif typeface, which makes it the perfect choice for a clean-looking and professional site selling hand-printed designs of ethically-sourced textiles.
Example 17: Poor Remy
The charismatic Amatic font is an excellent choice for the website of this musical band. It’s a simple yet effective handwritten font that can be used for display text.
Example 18: Kansas City CreepFest
What better font to use for a "CreepFest" of horror films than the Homemade Apple font? This beautifully constructed cursive script typeface is an exceptional choice for when you want to give your site a great personality.
Example 19: Johan Reinhold Ghost
The site of Swedish electronic pop-outfit Johan Reinhold uses the Rokkitt font — a strong, distinctive slab serif typeface.
Example 20: Stacked Font
Stacked Font uses the Spinnaker font, giving this site a youthful and playful design theme. It’s best suited for headlines, as it has low legibility at small sizes and because its slightly wide sans serif design makes it a great choice for big text.
Example 21: Honda Battle Of The Bands
Honda’s Battle of the Bands site uses the Jockey One font, which was collaboratively created by Veronika Burian and José Scaglione. Perfect for bold headings, this fresh sans serif typeface makes content stand out on any device.
Example 22: Grand
This site uses the PT Sans font — it’s inspired by Russian sans serif typefaces, but also incorporates some features of contemporary fonts.
Example 23: TEDxGUC
This website uses the Lato sans serif font family designed by Warsaw-based designer Łukasz Dziedzic. The font gives the site a warm yet professional feel. Dziedzic says while describing the Lato font: "Male and female, serious but friendly. With the feeling of the summer."
Example 24: Bfore
This site uses a geometric slab serif typeface called Arvo for headings. It’s a simple, legible font that would be a great choice for any website.
Example 25: Tonic
Tonic uses the Droid Serif font for body text, which is popular because it was specifically designed for comfortable reading on screens. This font has a condensed letterform so it can display more text on smaller screens while maintaining a high level of readability.
Example 26: Vt Creative
Merriweather is an attractive font — it’s pleasant to read on any screen or device, which is why web designer Vincent Tantardini decided to use it on his portfolio site. Designed by Eben Sorkin, Merriweather combines a large x-height, slightly condensed letterforms, a mild diagonal stress, and strong serifs.
Example 27: Vespillo
The site for the film "Vespillo" uses the Montserrat font — a beautiful, fresh, and legible typeface.
Example 28: Scytale
Scytale uses the popular Source Sans Pro font, Adobe’s first open source typeface. Made by Paul D. Hunt, Source Sans Pro was designed to work well on UIs.
Example 29: Calvin
This site combines one of the most downloaded Google fonts, Oswald, with the Jura font to create a great visual contrast.
Example 30: Crowd Interactive
This simple website puts typography at the center of attention. They have a typographic-poster style block of text that uses the condensed Six Caps font.