Broad Typeface Categories

Typeface designs may be divided into these broad categories:

Serif Typefaces

serif

Many serif typefaces take after typeface design originated in 15th-18th centuries in Europe and have strong caligraphic roots. Strokes have varying thickness and little endings called serifs.


Slab-Serif Typefaces

slab

The strokes od slab serif typefaces have generally uniform thickness. Letters have straight, thick and block-like serifs.


Sans-Serif Typefaces

sans

Sans Serif typefaces became popular in 20th century. Their strokes have generally uniform thickness and no serifs.


Display and decorative Typefaces

preacher

thrombolus

chipping

workingman

Many display typefaces have strong and distinct personality and should be selected carefully to fit the message and spirit of the text. Most are not suitable for paragraph text.