distinguish between traditional old style, transitional and modern serifs
get ready to retract the idea of serifs
, the pennants that pull the eye
The vertical position of the bar in serif
fonts is mostly around 50% of the ascender, excluding the height of serifs
Optical middle is obviously lower than 50% due to the x-height and serifs
For ages, they have been willing to throw down over the merits of serif
typefaces - whether or not letters should carry little decorative flourishes, or serifs
, like the rightward kick on a lowercase a, the leftward angle on a lowercase d or the miniscule hat that caps a capital letter such as J.
are the little "tails" and "hooks" at the end of letters like "p" and "f.
Jenson's original design featured distinctive slab serif
shapes and asymmetrical foot serifs
, which Arnholm carried over into his work.
typefaces, characterized by thick, blocky serifs
, are also known as Egyptian typefaces.
The spirit of Meridien is still evident in Frutiger Serif
, which incorporates elegant serifs
, gentle curves and arcs.
have been very popular recently with this sub-genre of the serif
taking a firm hold in the realms of publishing and corporate identity.
Stojadinovic added geometric serifs
to the original design to create four weights in serif
and sans serif
The odd mixture of superficial details such as the half serifs
and the protruding horizontal strokes confuse your visual senses, yet the simple geometric roots of the letterforms are apparent and ultimately reassuring.