Infographics are a visual representation of data. It can be useful for quickly communicating complex ideas or processes that are easy to understand. The goal is to engage the reader through imagery and graphics rather than long descriptions of information.
As with any form of content, there are design choices that convey more professional polish. Using good font styles is one way to improve your info graphic. There are great fonts out but here are 12 different options you can use depending on what you're looking for.
1) Futura Font
This font comes in both light and bold styles. I use it on my blog at the top of each post because it looks modern and clean without being boring or simplified like some other fonts often do when made into larger weights. It's also not a super trendy font, so it'll probably still look nice a few years from now.
2) Gotham Font
This is a well-known font that has been popular for quite some time because of its clean simplicity and legibility. It's available in three different weights: light, regular, and bold. The Gotham font family also includes a serif style which can be used effectively for headers or headlines. This font would be a great header in infographic making.
The updated version of the Gotham font was released recently (I'm pretty sure they tweaked some of the letterforms to make them feel more round rather than pointy). I like both versions but I use the original more often on my blog since I personally find it easier to read with longer text blocks.
3) Agency Font
This font style is very similar to Gotham but curves some of the hard edges, making it feel more modern and sleek. It's available in light or bold weights (but not a medium weight like most other fonts). I like this font for headlines since you can use either the light or bold version depending on your preference.
4) Eurostile Font
Eurostile is another popular geometric sans serif font. This one gets bonus points for being distinctive while still remaining readable at different sizes. It has nice rounded corners that almost look painted when used with dark colors in an infographic design.
The Eurostile family includes quite a few different styles. There are many options you could choose from including two-line versions with thicker letters or condensed versions which are thinner. As an infographic creator, this is a font that you should consider using.
5) Courier Fonts
Courier is an interesting font because it's so widely used for typewriters, but it has a retro feel that people often love once they see it in use. This font comes in both serif and sans-serif styles (I personally prefer the serif version). You can choose from using either bold or light weights depending on what you think fits best with your infographic design.
You can also download free custom fonts made from modifying this typeface to fit your own needs such as changing the letter "i" style to look like a horizontal line instead of a dot. Since these were free fonts, I'm not sure how well they've been updated over time.
6) Gill Sans Font Family
I like using the Gill Sans font family because it comes in so many different styles. There are lightweights, black weights, condensed versions, and italic styles. It's perfect when you want to convey variety without having to use multiple fonts throughout your timeline infographic design. You can choose several different weights for the same style to create contrast without making things look too busy.
It also looks great when paired with other sans serif typefaces because it's less common than popular choices like Helvetica and Arial. This means that it strikes a nice balance between not looking outdated while still giving enough distinction from other trendy choices (I personally opt for using this one instead of Gotham because I think it feels more unique).
7) Avant-Garde Font
The Avant-Garde font is distinctive because it's unlike any other style you'll see around. This would be great if your infographic needs something with a very unique design to stand out (it looks like it could be used in one of my favorite movies, Amelie). It comes in three weights: thin, light, and bold. I also like the italic version for headers or subheaders since all letters are slanted instead of just some words like with most italic fonts.
This font will work best on a social media infographic specifically an instagram infographic. Since the font is unique and eye-catching, more people will be drawn to your post. You’ll receive more reacts and viewers.
8) Rockwell Font Family
I'm really into this set of fonts because they look modern but still give that hand-drawn feel which can often make things more interesting when designing an infographic. The Rockwell font family is well-known for being used in Apple's iPod, so it will definitely give your infographic design a trendy vibe. It's available in four weights: thin, light, medium, and bold.
9) Impact Font
The Impact font was made to look like the style popular in comic books during the 1950s when they were still drawn by hand (before graphic design software became more widely used). This font really stands out because we rarely see this style used anymore.
It gives your infographic an old-school touch which can be perfect if you're designing something themed after classic cartoons or comics. I also think it looks great with pops of bright colors within text blocks since that makes the impact feel even more noticeable on the page.
10) Broadway Fonts
Broadway is a great choice if you want to use an elegant serif font. I also use this as part of my favorite free Google font combinations – the perky feel that goes with it is fantastic for infographic designs that deal with business topics or social networking. You can choose between regular, bold, and light weights depending on what's appropriate. It looks great when paired up with its counterpart: Coronet (which has a very fancy "old-timey" feel).
11) Trajan Font
Trajan looks like real hand-drawn text which makes it perfect for infographic designs that want to convey creativity, especially if they're dealing with artistic concepts such as graphic design or comic books since they often start as doodles on paper. The creator of the font, Carol Twombly, was an artist herself since she drew inspiration from inscriptions cut into Trajan's Column in Rome to inspire this design.
I also like using this typeface with a sans serif for headers and subheaders – it pairs up nicely with fonts such as Helvetica Neue or Futura because of how flat they look on the page together (which makes images or illustrations pop more).
12) Maven Pro Font
Maven is one of my favorite free Google font choices so I'm really happy they released this family as a set now! It goes well with any infographic designs that use blue as their main color because its letters have a subtle yet noticeable blue sheen to them.
It can be a nice contrast if you use this font on a black and white background. I also think it looks great with sans serifs. My favorite pairing with Maven is Roboto since both have very clean edges, so they shouldn't clash too much even though they're styled differently.
You can easily use this font on your infographic with Venngage. Venngage is a free information design platform. It contains several templates for infographics, reports, flyers, and more. It also provides a wide range of fonts including Maven Pro for you to use.
Any of these fonts will work for infographic designs that are looking for something simple yet still give the design some personality at the same time. It's also important to remember that just because you choose one font doesn't mean your entire infographic has to be in that style!
You should experiment by picking 1-2 styles for different types of text or headers/headers, which means you'll end up with multiple styles within one design. Venngage can help you utilize different fonts in one design. You can surf through Venngage’s infographic templates and see how different fonts can be in one infographic!