Display typefaces

This group contains typefaces that cannot be assigned to any of previous groups as well as display faces intended for imitation of some historical style or decorating the form, for example, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Op Art, Stencil, Outline, 3-D, Textured, Typewriter, Screen, etc.

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Extreme

Display faces that preserve the habitual drawing and fit within the framework of the classification adopted for text fonts. Suit for extra large sizes, extreme variants of the fonts of the familiar drawing.

Extrabold

Extrathin

Extrawide

Extra condensed

Extra high contrast


Geometric

Assembled from simple geometric shapes and only conditionally resembling the signs of the traditional form.


Experimental

Display typefaces completely different in character shape: distorted contour, distorted shape, hybrids, live, etc.

Distorted contour

Display faces or type families having altered outlines (rough, ragged, simulating stamping on coarse paper, etc.)

Distorted shape

Display typefaces completely different in character shape: distorted shape of characters and their elements, hybrid types that consist of characters from different typefaces or characters fused from several elements belonging to different face families, etc.


Imitations

Display typefaces exploiting the aesthetics of computer, screen and similar fonts.

OCR

Display typefaces simulating form of characters for optical character recognition, bar codes, etc.

Screen

Display typefaces simulating low-resolution screen fonts.

Display

Display typefaces simulating characters used for display panels, matrix printers, liquid crystal displays and other devices of low-resolution output.


Decorative

Decorative display faces that can’t be assigned to any previous classification group if their form is distinguished by exaggerated elements or changed to increase decorative effect. Besides, this group covers also specially designed decorative styles of text and display type families attributed to other classification groups.

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Latin style

Display and text faces having triangular serifs, sometimes bracketed. They were originally designed in England in the first half of the 19th century.

Glyphic

Display and text faces combining Sans and Serif features. Their strokes end up with either undistinguished tips or small tapered serifs.

Italian

Display typefaces having reverse contrast (horizontal strokes are thicker than vertical). They were issued in the first half of the 19th century, but became very popular during late 19th – early 20th centuries for display matter. Sometimes they are attributed to Slab Serif group. As a rule there are no oblique styles there.

Stencil

Display typefaces simulating stencil technique. Characters comprise disconnected elements. Sometimes character elements are textured.

Decorated

Display typefaces. All the character contours have diverse thickness, sometimes are solid, shadowed or both. Sometimes character elements are textured or reversed.

Swash

Typeface families or single styles having decorative calligraphic flourishes (uppercase and lowercase), special starting and ending flourishes, etc.