My thoughts on Fraunces
Fraunces is a display, soft-serif typeface inspired by early 20th century typefaces such as Windsor, Souvenir, and most famously the Cooper Series (watch this great video about it). It is available on Google Fonts and its range is just incredible! It’s a perfect, calm to expressive typeface for body text and headings, depending on the style you choose. For smaller sizes below 14 px it’s a bit critical and almost too delicate.
These kinds of fonts have a comeback. The designers Phaedra and Flavia call them wonky fonts, and on this delighting microsite they show so many beautiful samples, that you should definitely check it out. The soft, imperfect and approachable touch of Fraunces continues a trend towards more humanity and warmth, away from the omnipresent geometrical sans-serifs of the last decade. Among others, Recoletta (pretty popular in the last years), and Mailchimp’s custom display typeface Means, prove that. What do you think of it? Leave it in the comments, blow!
Recommended Font Pairing
Fraunces it a quite rational, contrasting sans-serif typeface. Pair it with something more simple and rational for body text or headings, like Garino. Or emphasize Fraunces softness with geometric Outfit.
Learn more about pairing typefaces using the Font Matrix.