I'm in the process of redesigning my website, and I've selected Bebas Neue as a font for my logo and major features (navigation etc), but due to its blocky nature and the fact that it's 100% capitals, it's not really good to use as body copy.

Here's a link to Bebas

I guess I just need to find something that would work well with it, but fonts aren't really my strong point. Can you lend a hand?


The "golden rule" of font combinations is to pick fonts which give contrast. Since Bebas is a sans-serif font you should consider picking a serif font.

  • Thanks for this, I'll look into it and see what's feels right. – Dan Hanly Jan 25 '12 at 10:01
  • Font pairings can also be contrasted using typographic color and other visual qualities. However, the mood of the typefaces should be compatible with one another. – Lèse majesté Jan 28 '12 at 0:26

Currently I'm using either Open Sans, or Lato as my body fonts at the moment - works pretty well with most fonts.

But then again Open Sans is on the border line of being over used...


Give Source Sans a try. Very similar structure. You may find you don't need Bebas at all.

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