The size of the sign and the distance from which it will be viewed present a challenge to reading your message. Will it be posted for pedestrian traffic to read, or will it be seen from moving cars? Will your sign include just a single word or short phrase? Or will it convey more information? These are key considerations for choosing easy-to-read fonts for your sign.
Helvetica is one of the most popular fonts worldwide. It has been referred to as “the little black dress” of typography. It’s one of the best fonts for sign headlines or text.
Bodoni is the first serif font to make our list of the best fonts for signs. It's an easy-to-read font for banners and signs with great contrast between heavy and light lines paired with serifs.
Proxima Nova is a well-balanced sans serif font that combines modern proportions with a geometric appearance.
Myriad is highly readable and one of the best sans serif display fonts that also works well for blocks of text. It is part of Apple’s corporate branding, and has a contemporary feel.
Garamond is a highly popular and readable serif font for signage. It is ideal for body text and makes excellent use of negative space.