Typography plays a quiet role in our lives, whether you notice it or not. From shop signage, product labels, to movie posters, and cover letters – type is everywhere. And it’s been here long before people specialized in it.

Today, there are all kinds of typography as well as a study dedicated to it. There are experts who make sure the right kind of letters is used in the right settings. We now understand that when used correctly, type can set the mood. That’s why wedding invitations normally showcase cursive or elegant fonts, whereas athletic or action themes typically go for big and bold.

Even if you’re not a designer, learning about type can be fun and interesting. Looking to start a collection of inspiring fonts for your own use? Here are the best websites where you can find great ideas to start with.