Type-face is a design of a surface that makes the impression and a variety is used in writing. Serif fonts are the kind of typefaces that is depicted by small details that occur as hooks or tiny lines at that appear at the tops and bottoms of particular letters. The most commonly used serif fonts is the Times New Roman. There are four kinds of serif fonts which include:
Slab serif; this kind has the strokes that are of equal weight with minimal variation, and they appear thick and often angular in form. Other slab serif fonts appear as monospace such as the Courier and have the letters and spaces similar making them particularly preferable in circumstances where uniformity is desired or while coding.
Modern; this kind of serif fonts are characterized by a clear contrast between the thinnest and the thickest sections of the strokes and have very thin serifs. Of the serif fonts, it is the most decorative and it is rarely used for body texts.
Old style; these types of fonts are the most ancient. They are characterized by only modest transitions between the thicker parts and the thinner parts of the strokes with a diagonal stress. They are best suited for body texts and they include; Minion, Palatino, Goudy old style, and Garamond.
Transitional; in this type, the serif fonts are characterized by a horizontal marking, unlike the old style that has a diagonal stress instead. It also has a moderately higher contrast that appears between the thickest and the thinnest parts of strokes unlike in the old style fonts. They are taken to be a neutral font and perform well when used as for body texts. The most common include; Baskerville, and Times New Roman.
This form of font had its fully developed prototype arise in the twentieth century Geometric Sanserif from its ancient use in Greek capitals this being inscribed by the Cretans about twenty five hundred years ago. During the time of Pythagoras in the Gortyn Code, by the classical revival who formed the basis for Caslon which was his first sanserif type face in the year 1817.
While its capital letters can be traced back to the Greek lapidary letters, the lower case letters he designed appeared quirky which could barely be recognized and seem as forced writing. Other type faces were before the change in particular design by Renner of Futura in 1927 which he developed typefaces that were influential in geometric forms. It is however believed that some type foundries and designers took concept prior to the Bauer release of Futura and turned it into fonts of type.
This is a type face that is exceptionally versatile in use. This type of design is an excellent choice for space sensitive environments and it has powerful display of design by its bold and its variants that appear condensed. It can be set at unimaginable small sizes aided by its simply written letterforms. This type face has a wonderful performance with short blocks of captions, text copy, and pull-quotes.
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