Skip the fame As I mentioned, my inclination is to pair fancy display type with body text that is decidedly less fancy. Proxima Nova is the Clark Kent of sanserif typefaces. Most folks will never know how great it is, sitting right under their noses. But trial, error, and the will to rethink my assumptions about display type sizing led me to the best available ampersand. Different strokes When youre combining two typefaces, (especially very different ones) stroke thickness can be your ally. By Mark Simonson Overview Webfont Gallery Buying choices. Licensing 144 fonts: 734.00. Beautiful, painterly headlines Script sans Script typefaces like. Underwares Bello Pro look gorgeous at display sizes but are not built for extended reading. My inclination is to use an understated sanserif for body text; here, Mark Simonsons Proxima Nova. Pay attention to the contrast of each face, and adjust your CSS font-size rules so that thicks and thins throughout the text resonate. For example, up above, the thin parts of Beautiful, painterly headlines are about as thick as the unmodulated strokes of Chop shop. Its counters and contrast are great for web resolution, its geometric notes are a refreshing change from the realist sanserifs we web designers are used to, and its hints of humanism jibe well enough with type derived from hand-lettering. Color and weight When you would rather not adjust size, try playing with the font-weight and/or color CSS properties to match stroke widths or affect typographic color. For more on this: Nice Web Type likes Museo and Sans. Script for display type, sans for body text. That's a fairly easy call. Mid-size headings, though, are where things get tricky. You have to try stuff and see what looks good. For example, at first I didnt think I could use Bello in the h2s. Underware has some beautiful typefaces for body text, including. Sauna, which they describe as a typographic mate of Bello. Sauna isn't available (yet?) in Typekit, but meanwhile Ive found Mark Simonsons Proxima Nova to be a pleasant alternative.