THE CLASSIFICATIONS

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the San Serifs

 

the
Humanist

 

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The most legible of the sans
serif typefaces
. Humanistic
sans serif typefaces also closely match the design characteristics and properties of serif types.

the
Grotesque

 

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These fonts are the first commercially popular
sans serif typefaces. Think

Helvetica and Univers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

the
Geometric

 

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Perfect geometry is fluent throughout most of the type faces.. Most noticeably, in
the "o." These faces least
legible of the San Serifs

 

 

 

 

 

The Serifs

 

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the
Old Style

 

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old

 
Transi

Modern

egyptia

the
Transitional

 

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the
Egyptian

 

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the
Modern

 

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The Old Style or Humanist serif typefaces. Created in the 15th
and 16th centuries. Know for
low contrast in stroke weight
and angled serifs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bridge between Old Style

and Modern serifed typefaces. Transitional type is more vertical with sharper serifs than the Old Style forms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slab-serifed, typefaces have heavy serifs and were used for advertising and headlines because the heavy serifs imped legibility especially when small.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modern or neoclassical serifed typefaces created in the late 18th early 19th century and were a radical break from the traditional typography of the time with high contrast of strokes, straight serifs with elongated vertical height.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fonts

Adobe Jenson

Bell

Bembo

 

Garamond

Goudy Old Style

Minion

 

ITC legacy serif

Caslon

Sabon

Fonts

Frutiger

Gill Sans

Optima

 

Cantarell

Fira Sans

Goudy Sans

 

Fonts

Futura

ITC Avant Garde

Neo Sans

 

Century Gothic

Avenir

Gotham

 

Fonts

Helvetica

Univers

Impact

 

Arial

Nimbus Sans

 

 

Fonts

Baskerville

Century type family

Georgia

 

Mrs Eaves

Times New Roman

Bulmer

Perpetua

Joanna

Miller

Fonts

Clarendon

Rockwell

Serifa

 

Concrete Roman

Courier

American Typewriter

Guardian Egyptian

Lexia

Archer

Fonts

Bodoni

Aster

Bernhard Modern

 

Didot

Surveyor

 

 

THE OTHERS

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the
Calligraphy

 

 

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the
Blackletter

 

 

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the
Pixel

 

 

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the
Theme

 

 

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THE DISTINCTIONS

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