Pick the Right Font: When to Choose Comic Sans Over Helvetica, And Much More.

Natanael Gama, Type Designer

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
12 Videos (17m)
    • Get Started

      1:21
    • Long Text or Short Text?

      2:16
    • Large Font Size or Small Font Size?

      2:02
    • Print or Screen?

      1:18
    • Versatility or Limited Scope?

      1:30
    • Style or Function?

      2:13
    • Evolution or Revolution?

      1:06
    • Free or Paid?

      0:57
    • Good Design or Bad Design?

      1:04
    • New or Old?

      0:50
    • Save 4 Fonts From Typapocalipse

      1:38
    • 12 Closing

      0:41

About This Class

Nowadays there are thousands of fonts available for you to choose from. How can you know which one to choose for your next project? What’s the difference between a web-font and desktop font? How to pair fonts? Which fonts are more suitable for long strings of text? What kind of font design works better in a small font size? Or even the million dollar question: What’s the problem with Comic Sans?

Those questions and many others are answered by the type designer Natanael Gama in this class. Whether you are graphic designer, or web designer, or even if you just like to play with typography, this class will boost your capacity to make wiser and more effective typographic choices.

Let’s learn how to pick the perfect font! 

76 of 80 students recommendSee All

Good overview on what to look for when choosing a font- I learned a bunch of things I wasn't aware before. I wish the instructor went a bit more in depth on certain things (e.g. I needed to look up what he meant with hinting and kerning), but other than that it's a really good class and the instructor clearly knows his craft.
Rick Hoppmann

game developer & photographer

Awesome introduction! Even though I consider myself a font expert I enjoy it a lot! Easy to follow, good quality class. Highly recommended

986

Students

12

Projects

Natanael Gama

Type Designer

Natanael one day decided to play with fonts and never stopped. Inspired by the typography classes while taking his degree in graphic design and multimedia in ESAD.CR he started drawing Exo. It was a successful project on kickstarter and is part of the Google Fonts Library. Since then he has already released two more types via Google Fonts, Cinzel and Exo 2. Apart from other commissioned works he has been creating his own typographic library.

His work has been used by brands like Googl...

See full profile