The first thing I think of when designing is what font to use? Well, there’s a few things to consider.
1. What are you designing? Is it a logo or is it a book?
-If it’s a logo you can use all sorts of fonts even decorative ones. If it’s a book, the title can be decorative, but the body copy has to be something easy to read like a Helvetica font for the sans serif types and the for the serifed type perhaps Palatino.
2. What is the content?
-If it’s something for the youth, I would choose a less formal font that’s legible. You might even want to experiment with something like Kinescope. If it’s for a formal event then a formal font like Sabon or Times New Roman. The title could perhaps be in Zapfino so you can have something calligraphic if it’s a formal event.
3. Does the font go with the design?
-If it’s a floral design then choose a font that is fun and free and kind of reminds you of flowers like Brim. If the design is more constructivist then perhaps a sharper edged font like Futura.