Choose Wisely

Until reading Colin Shillingford’s answer to the question “What are the most readable and aesthetic serif and san-serif fonts?” I hadn’t given much consideration of the different breeds of serif fonts. It’s pretty amazing the different effects you can have simply by choosing one type of serif font over another. A lighter, more delicate Old Style serif font would be appropriate for use at times when a boxier, thicker Slab serif font. Transitional style serif fonts, although a hybrid of Old Style serif and Modern serif, have a look unique from the flatter Old Style serif fonts and the heavier, more narrow Modern style serif fonts.


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