17 comments

  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 3 years ago

    The results I got were pretty bad in terms of font selection, but the tool itself is very nice. I would suggest getting your pairings from a site like Typewolf instead of generating them randomly?

    11 points
    • Giulio MichelonGiulio Michelon, almost 3 years ago

      The results I got were pretty bad in terms of font selection

      I was about to write this too

      5 points
    • Jason KirtleyJason Kirtley, almost 3 years ago

      Agree with Sacha. Serving up some pretty shit suggestions. Would be good if someone went through and handpicked more tasteful ones instead of just random crap typefaces.

      0 points
    • , almost 3 years ago

      Hi Sacha,

      Thanks a lot for the feedback. Glad you like the tool, and I agree completely that the font pairings need to improve. Right not it isn't completely random (we do use a variety of parameters) but because there's so many different fonts it is hard to be as good as human curation. That said, we are actively working on improving the pairings and adding an element of curation. Appreciate the feedback!

      Eric

      2 points
  • Dennis Schmidt, almost 3 years ago

    http://imgur.com/a/zMjW7 Yeah, good luck with that...

    I like the project though. The typeface choices just seem very random. If they could be classified more in 'good for copy' or whatever so you get better results, that would be awesome.

    4 points
    • Eric Lu, almost 3 years ago

      Hi Dennis,

      Really appreciate you checking out the project! Agreed that some of the pairings aren't the best... The idea was to make it really easy to try a new pairing (just by hitting the spacebar) but we do need to improve the pairing quality overall. Definitely something on our roadmap!

      Thanks, Eric

      1 point
  • Joe CJoe C, almost 3 years ago

    Pretty cool - it'd be useful to be able to choose my own font combinations. Is that possible? I assumed clicking on the fonts in the header would give me a selection, maybe theres a bit much choice if theres 1k+

    Ps. Nice favicon!

    4 points
    • Eric Lu, almost 3 years ago

      Hi Joe! Thanks a lot for the feedback. Yes, that's definitely on our roadmap. We wanted to get the V1 out as soon we could so we decided to push font selection to V2. That said, you can hack around it a bit if you know the name of your font. For example, if you want to pair Roboto with something, you can just replace the first font in the URL with the name "Roboto" like this: https://www.mixfont.com/Roboto+Domine

      1 point
  • , almost 3 years ago

    Hi Designer News, wanted to share a side project that I've been hacking around on. I wanted to make a really easy way to generate new font pairing ideas, and showcase them as if they were part of a real app or website. It turned into Mixfont (https://www.mixfont.com) and I hope it can be helpful when choosing fonts for your next project. Would love to hear your thoughts!

    4 points
  • Keni TehKeni Teh, almost 3 years ago

    I think this is a really cool idea, but I suggest paring it down into established pairings first while you add combinations that you know would work/ scrape recommended combinations off the net. Also, I already have a font in mind and would like to see what other fonts fit with it - maybe that could be a feature.

    2 points
    • Eric Lu, almost 3 years ago

      Thanks for the comments Keni. I agree that as it is currently, there is a lot of sifting through pairings that aren't exactly ideal. We are definitely trying to find the right balance between generating a variety of pairings and making sure each pairing is high quality. Right now, we went the direction of making generation easy, but I agree that as a V2 we'll have to scale that back and improve the quality of the pairings.

      0 points
  • Emily Marin, almost 3 years ago

    Wow, this looks great Eric + Mixfont team! I like how it showcases the fonts in real app examples ... something that's missing from the other inspiration sites out there

    1 point
  • Alex IonescuAlex Ionescu, almost 3 years ago

    That's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing this resource.

    0 points
  • Biprojit Das, almost 3 years ago

    Some good stuff here. Thanks

    0 points
  • Kaitlin Luo, almost 3 years ago

    Looks good

    0 points