Serif Font Styles

Serifs are small strokes at the end of the main strokes of letters. They come in a variety of basic shapes: bracketed, slab, hairline, wedge, and combinations of these. The first roman typefaces in the late 15th century were seriffed. Until the mid-20th century seriffed typefaces dominated printing and design. Serif typefaces are generally preferred for lengthy texts such as books, magazines and newspapers.

Serif typefaces are divided into several subcategories in which the particular type of serif is a defining feature. Oldstyle typefaces?which reigned from the 1470s to the mid-18th century?have bracketed serifs. Some classic oldstyle typefaces include Centaur, Adobe Garamond, Adobe Caslon, and Times Roman. Modern (or neoclassical) typefaces, which first appeared in the 1780s, are noted for their hairline or serifs. Some famous examples are Linotype Didot and Bauer Bodoni. Slab serif typefaces are often called Egyptians, but those with geometric forms and unbracketed slab serifs are sometimes called square serifs. Giza is an Egyptian while Rockwell is a square serif. Wedge seriffed typefaces are called Latins (i.g. Latin Classic, Atlas, and Méridien). They are not as common as the other styles.

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EF Serpentine Serif Medium Italic
EF Serpentine Serif Medium Italic Elsner+Flake Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Typewriter Smith Upright Vintage Type Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Gargoyle Robert W. Petrick Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Bodoni Classic Condensed Roman Wiescher Design Format TT Format OTa Format WEBa
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Old Typewriter Light
Old Typewriter Light Apply Design Format TT Format OT Format WEB
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Tusk
Tusk Robert W. Petrick Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Aachen SH Bold
Aachen SH Bold Scangraphic Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Cyan Regular Caps
Cyan Regular Caps Wiltonfoundry Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Contact Bold Condensed
Contact Bold Condensed Dennis Ortiz-Lopez Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Plaza SH Inline
Plaza SH Inline Scangraphic Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Old Typewriter Bold
Old Typewriter Bold Apply Design Format TT Format OT Format WEB
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MVB Celestia Antiqua Two (4 Typefaces)
MVB Celestia Antiqua Two (4 Typefaces) MVB Fonts Format TTa Format OTa Format WEBa
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Egiziano Classic Black & Black Shadow
Egiziano Classic Black & Black Shadow Dennis Ortiz-Lopez Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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EF Goudy Handtooled Regular
EF Goudy Handtooled Regular Elsner+Flake Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Typewriter Royal
Typewriter Royal Vintage Type Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Why Not
Why Not Apply Design Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Garamond Light Roman
Garamond Light Roman Dennis Ortiz-Lopez Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Vineyard
Vineyard Peter von Zezschwitz Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Egyptian Two
Egyptian Two Wooden Type Fonts Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Cyan Extra Bold
Cyan Extra Bold Wiltonfoundry Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Spire Regular
Spire Regular GroupType Format TT Format OT Format WEB
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Zombie Regular
Zombie Regular GroupType Format TT Format OTa Format WEBa
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