6 Amazing Font Pairing Ideas for Sauvage incl. Montserrat, Neue Haas Grotesk, Libre Baskerville, Outfit, Public Sans & Merriweather

You fell in love with Sauvage... Congrats! Sauvage is a beautiful, Art Deco inspired, tall and elegant serif typeface that is one of our bestselling fonts.

Many of our customers ask us what other fonts go well with Sauvage. That's why in this article, we'll share some of our favourite typefaces to pair with Sauvage.

How to tell if two fonts go well together

Design is about trying things out. In our opinion, there are no black or white answers. We keep coming across great font combinations for Sauvage all the time, and our customers keep surprising us with new ideas.

Also, it's not always about the second font you choose – it's really more about how you use it in your design or logo.

One font may be a great body font, while another is better suited for a subline. Individual font settings also make a big difference. For instance, if you use a font like Montserrat in uppercase only, or set the letter spacing to 1.5, everything changes.

In this article, we want to introduce you to fonts that might be a good fit for Sauvage – including 5 free fonts and one paid font.

1. Font Pairing: Montserrat (Free) & Sauvage

Font Pairing: Sauvage & Montserrat

Montserrat is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed by Argentine graphic designer Julieta Ulanovsky. It was inspired by urban typography such as signs, painted windows and posters from the first half of the twentieth century in Montserrat, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

It is one of the most used sans serif fonts worldwide. One major reason is of course, that it is free to download. It works in lots of scenarios, has multiple weights and is used by millions of other designers as well. For some designers, this accessibility is a plus; for others who appreciate more niche typefaces, it is certainly a minus.

Why Montserrat goes well with Sauvage

Montserrat is a very structural, geometric font. In our opinion it works well with Sauvage because it is in many ways so different. This font pair will give you a clean and elegant aesthetic. It is great for sub headlines.

Download Montserrat for free here

Buy Sauvage here

2. Font Pairing: Neue Haas Grotesk & Sauvage

Font Pairing: Sauvage and Neue Haas Grotesk

According to this article from Linotype the original metal Neue Haas Grotesk became Helvetica in the late 1950s. But, over the years, Helvetica moved away from its roots, leaving a font that was missing many of the great qualities it once had. Christian Schwartz made a digital revival of the old Neue Haas to restore the old features and give Neue Haas Grotesk a new life. "What was lost in Neue Haas Grotesk’s transition to the digital Helvetica of today, has been resurrected in this faithful digital revival."

Neue Haas Grotesk features eight display weights, from Thin to Black, plus a further three weights drawn specifically for text. All in all this font is much more than a revival.

Why Neue Haas Grotesk goes well with Sauvage

This typeface is just an overall good choice. It is a solid, versatile, beautiful sans serif font and is available for Display and Text.

Buy Neue Haas Grotesk on MyFonts here

Buy Sauvage here

3. Font Pairing: Libre Baskerville (Free) & Sauvage

Font Pairing: Sauvage and Libre Baskerville

Most of our customers choose a sans serif font to combine with Sauvage. But why not pair it with a serif font like Libre Baskerville?

Libre Baskerville is a serif typeface based on the American Type Founder’s Baskerville from 1941. It is optimized for body text, which is typically 16px and works well for reading on-screen.

Why Libre Baskerville goes well with Sauvage

This font is an overall great option for body text that should be easy to read and follow. It is optimised for web use and works great with Sauvage. Use this font combination if you want to hone in on the classic aesthetic.

Download Libre Baskerville for free here

Buy Sauvage here

4. Font Pairing: Outfit (Free) & Sauvage

Font Pairing: Sauvage and Outfit

Outfit is a beautiful, free geometric font – one could even say it is a pretty solid alternative to Futura. According to Google this font was originally crafted by Rodrigo Fuenzalida for brand automation company outfit.io.

Why Outfit goes well with Sauvage

This typeface works well with Sauvage because it is in so many ways so different. It is very geometric and brings a unique, modern flavor when paired with the Art-Deco inspired font Sauvage.

Download Outfit for free here

Buy Sauvage here

5. Font Pairing: Merriweather (Free) & Sauvage

Font Pairing Idea: Merriweather and Sauvage

Merriweather is another free serif typeface you can download via Google Fonts. It was especially designed to be a text face that is pleasant to read on screens. It features condensed letterforms, a very large x height and sturdy serifs. The Merriweather project is led by Sorkin Type, a US-based foundry. There is also a sans serif version of Merriweather, which complements the serif very well.

Why Merriweather goes well with Sauvage

Merriweather is an all around good body font. It is flows nicely and is easy to the eyes. If you want to achieve great readability, Merriweather does the job. Paired with an Art-Deco Inspired Typeface like Sauvage, Merriweather creates a retro experience. Use this font combination if you want to hone in on everything vintage and classic.

Download Merriweather for free here

Buy Sauvage here

6. Font Pairing: Public Sans (Free) & Sauvage

Font Pairing Idea: Public Sans and Sauvage

Public Sans is a strong font for interfaces, text, and headings. It has 18 weights, ranging from Thin 100 to Black 900, making this font extremely versatile. It was developed by USWDS and you can contribute to it on Github. It is free to download via Google or USWDs.

Why Public Sans goes well with Sauvage

Public Sans is relatively neutral, making it a great companion for the Art-Deco inspired font Sauvage. It will not distract attention from your headline or logo. Instead, it will support your main message or logo and keep the rest low-key.

Download Public Sans for free here

Buy Sauvage here