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Font Classification

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Introduction to Typography

FONT CLASSIFICATION

How are Fonts classified?

MAJOR CLASSIFICATIONS

SERIF

Serif fonts include a slight projection finishing off the strokes of its letterforms called serifs.

Examples

Garamond, Adobe Jenson, Baskerville

SANS SERIF

Sans Serif fonts do not include any projections at the end of the strokes of its letterforms.

Examples

Helvetica, Montserrat, Avenir

SCRIPT

Script fonts have flowing handwriting strokes, and can range from formal to very casual.

Examples

Bickham Script, Pacifico, Milkshake

MONOSPACED

In Monospaced fonts, every letter takes up the same amount of horizontal space on the page or screen, these can be Serif or Sans Serif.

Examples

Consolas, Courier New, Source Code Pro

DISPLAY

Display fonts vary widely in their appearance, and include both practical and novelty fonts suitable for headlines and titles.

Examples

Baron Neue, Broadway, Curlz

THAT’S IT

These major classifications can be classified further, but more on that later.

FONT VS TYPEFACE

Historically, a typeface included multiple fonts from the same family, while a font was a specific ^weight and size type within that family. In moderi typography terminology, the terms font and typeface are often used interchangeably.

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