This site, TypeConnection merges the two in a fun and beautifully designed way.
TypeConnection is a typographic dating game - but it's not to help you find a new lover (which is great, because according to this site I am a bad matchmaker)
features well-known, workhorse typefaces and portrays each as a character
searching for love. You are the matchmaker. You decide what kind of match
to look for by choosing among several strategies for combining typefaces.
Along the way, you explore typographic terminology, type history, and more.
By playing Type Connection, you deepen your own connection with type."
My favourite part - this is a MFA thesis project. It's been tweeted over 3000 times. Way to show your skills and get your name out there, Aura!
Check it out and see how you fare as a type matchmaker.
Here was my failed attempt:
And the results:
Womp. Hope you do better.