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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Old Typewriter Extra Light Apply Design Format TT Format OT Format WEB
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Triple Condensed Roman Dennis Ortiz-Lopez Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Goldenbook Complete Family (6 typefaces) Mark Simonson Format TT Format OTa Format WEB
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Racer Title Roman Dennis Ortiz-Lopez Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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SG Walbaum Fraktur SB Regular Alternative Scangraphic Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Egipt Comp Archive Type Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Mansard Wooden Type Fonts Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Percolator Regular Lunchbox Design Format TT Format OT Format WEB
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Antiquarian Three Islands Press Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Bodoni Classic Cyrillic Wiescher Design Format TT Format OTa Format WEBa
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Andrade Pro Regular DSType Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Bodoni Classic Text Bold Italic Wiescher Design Format TT Format OTa Format WEBa
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Trend Family (21 fonts) Latinotype Format TTa Format OT Format WEB
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London Family
London Family Fountain Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Edenesque Roman Dennis Ortiz-Lopez Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Trois Regular Susan Casey Format TTa Format OTa Format WEBa
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Lucida Typewriter Roman
Lucida Typewriter Roman URW Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Bodoni Classic Text Light Wiescher Design Format TT Format OTa Format WEBa
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PF Hellenica Serif Pro Family (3 Fonts)
PF Hellenica Serif Pro Family (3 Fonts) Parachute Format TTa Format OT Format WEBa
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Bastard Caps Apply Design Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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Miller Text Italic Caps & Small Caps Carter & Cone Format TTa Format OTa Format WEBa
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Miller Display Italic Carter & Cone Format TTa Format OTa Format WEBa
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Incoming Fax (2 fonts) Astigmatic One Format TT Format OTa Format WEBa
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Bodoni Classic Condensed Roman Plus Wiescher Design Format TT Format OTa Format WEBa
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Doric Expanded Wooden Type Fonts Format TT Format OT Format WEBa
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