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 Meridien). They are not as common as the other styles.

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Nicholas Family (4 fonts)
Nicholas Family (4 fonts) Shinn Type Foundry Inc.
Single Styles from $35.10
Trend Hand Made Family (21 fonts)
Trend Hand Made Family (21 fonts) Latinotype
Single Styles from $4.50
Morphica Family (2 fonts)
Morphica Family (2 fonts) Shinn Type Foundry Inc.
Single Styles from $35.10
MVB Verdigris Pro Package (5 Typefaces)
MVB Verdigris Pro Package (5 Typefaces) MVB Fonts
Single Styles from $71.10
Garash Script
Garash Script Flat-It
From $13.46
Bodoni Egyptian Pro Family (14 Fonts)
Bodoni Egyptian Pro Family (14 Fonts) Shinn Type Foundry Inc.
Single Styles from $35.10
Ashbury Family (10 fonts)
Ashbury Family (10 fonts) Hoftype
Single Styles from FREE!
Garaline Family (6 fonts)
Garaline Family (6 fonts) Eric de Berranger
Single Styles from $26.10
Demos Complete Family Pack
Demos Complete Family Pack Monotype Imaging
Single Styles from $71.10
Thousands Family (3 fonts)
Thousands Family (3 fonts) Flat-It
Single Styles from $26.10
Quatie Family (48 fonts)
Quatie Family (48 fonts) Insigne
Single Styles from $21.60
Sommet Serif Family (12 fonts)
Sommet Serif Family (12 fonts) Insigne
Single Styles from $19.80
Sanchez Family (12 fonts)
Sanchez Family (12 fonts) Latinotype
Single Styles from FREE!
Central Station Volume
Central Station Volume Monotype Imaging
Single Styles from $44.10
Percolator Family
Percolator Family Lunchbox Design
Single Styles from $17.10
Rabenau Complete Family Pack
Rabenau Complete Family Pack Monotype Imaging
Single Styles from $48.60
Guadalupe Family (8 fonts)
Guadalupe Family (8 fonts) Latinotype
Single Styles from $26.10
Rabenau Basic Family Pack
Rabenau Basic Family Pack Monotype Imaging
Single Styles from $48.60
Merced Family (2 fonts)
Merced Family (2 fonts) Latinotype
Single Styles from $44.10

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