Family of grotesque sans-serif fonts. Patron is a grotesque sans-serif typeface created by Timo Gaessner and released in 2014 by Milieu Grotesque. The design comprises angled terminals, very tiny apertures, and a very large x-height. Patron comes in six weights, each with a corresponding italic. The typeface is intended to look like it was cut out with scissors.
Patron was designed as a response to Facebook's Hack Fonts, which are free software fonts published by Facebook that anyone can use. These fonts are not registered with the Type Directors Club or any other organization, so they do not come with any warranty or support. They were originally created as joke fonts for use within Facebook, but many people started using them outside of this context, so Facebook began to offer them for sale as commercial products. This sparked a debate about whether or not these fonts were harming the industry culture.
Timo Gaessner has said that he does not want patrons to become popular among designers because of its resemblance to hack fonts, adding that he prefers it when typesfaces resemble scissors rather than hacks.
Sans-serif fonts include Helvetica, Arial, and Verdana. Sans-serif fonts are easy to read and commonly used for body text.
Serif fonts include Times New Roman and Garamond. Serif fonts have lines or strokes added to the corners and/or ends of letters and numbers; these markings make serif fonts look more elegant and formal.
Monospace fonts include Courier and Fixed Width. Monospace fonts have identical characters across the page; this looks best with text that doesn't change size or style on the screen. These fonts are useful for programming where you need a fixed-width character display.
Web-safe fonts include Trebuchet MS, Lato, and Open Sans. Web-safe fonts look the same in every browser without needing to be downloaded as separate files.
IOS apps use Helvetica Neue as its default font. This is also the default font for Android apps.
Cash App uses Helvetica Neue as its main heading font and Source Sans Pro as its subheading font.
Serif fontface designed by William Caslon for the British newspaper The Times. It was first issued in 1868 and remains one of the most popular fonts in use today.
Times New Roman is a fixed-width font that looks good printed both at small and large sizes. The font is based on a humanist design with some modern adjustments. It is known for its clear, easy to read quality. This font is used widely for body text in magazines, newspapers, and books.
Times New Roman has four styles: regular, italic, bold, and bold italic. Each style has two forms: a light version for lowercase letters and a heavier version for uppercase letters.
There are many other serif fonts in use today; however, none have the popularity or ease of use of Times New Roman. It is used extensively in print and online media.
The Serif font was inspired by Stephenson Blake's metal typeface "Astree" from the French foundry Deberny & Peignot, as well as the New York Times Magazine masthead. The Slab typefaces are a reduced version of the magazine's current Stymie font, with more personality. They're used for headings and subheads.
The Masthead font is available as part of Adobe Typekit, a library of web-based fonts that can be used on any website or blog at no cost. Sign up for a free account at Typekit to get access to the entire collection.
A font is a lettering design with variations such as extra bold, bold, regular, light, italic, condensed, extended, and so on. Each of these typography variants is a font. Type designers are also known as font developers or font designers in digital typography. The term "typeface" may be used to describe a group of related fonts that share certain features; for example, all belonging to the same family. Fonts are used for printing text on paper, but they can also be used in electronic documents.
The type font is the original version of a typeface, before any modifications are made to it. For example, the Courier type font has been modified from its original form by removing some characters that were not needed after all. Today, most typefaces are modified versions of their original type fonts.
In addition to printed material, typefaces are used in computer software for displaying text on screens. There are two types of typefaces used in computer software: fixed-width fonts and proportional fonts.
Fixed-width fonts have exactly the same width across every line of text. This makes them easy to use when typing long blocks of text. Most desktop publishing (DTP) programs use this type of font. Times New Roman is an example of a fixed-width font. Characters in Times New Roman remain the same width even when multiple letters follow each other closely.