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1. Swiss 721

Swiss 721 top selling font preview

Edouard Hoffmann saw this typeface as an improvement on the late nineteenth century Berthold Gothic, Akzidenz Grotesk. Hoffmann, director of the Haas Typefoundry, specified the design; Max Miedinger drew it under his guidance. Details »

2. Humanist 777

Humanist 777 top selling font preview

This distinguished design was initially prepared by Adrian Frutiger for his friend Alfred deVolz at Sofratype, the Parisian manufacturer of linecasting matrices. The working drawings were made by Andre Guertler; the face was called Concorde, and was released in 1968. Details »

3. Square 721

Square 721 top selling font preview

Microgramma proved so popular that Nebiolo had Novarese redesign it with a lowercase ten years later to make Eurostile. Details »

4. Zurich

Zurich top selling font preview

Univers was designed by Adrian Frutiger on Swiss principles for Charles Peignot at Deberny & Peignot. He imposed strict discipline across all elements of the series, from light to dark, extra condensed to extended, a concordance of design that was possible in the foundry type and photocomposition fonts. Details »

5. Baskerville WGL4

Baskerville WGL4 top selling font preview

John Baskerville spared no effort to create the ultimate typographic book. He prepared deep black inks and smoothed paper to show to full effect the letters that he had John Handy cut from his own brilliant designs, based on a lifetime of calligraphy and stonecutting. Details »

6. Dutch 801

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Stanley Morison, Typographic Advisor to the Times, spent five weeks at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp shortly before undertaking the design of a new text typeface for the newspaper. There he must have seen van den Keere's Canon blackletter sharing capitals with his Gras Canon roman on the opening pages of the Folio Specimen of 1580. Details »

7. Humanist 521

Humanist 521 top selling font preview

Designed by Eric Gill for the Monotype Corporation, this typeface follows principles established by Edward Johnson. It was the first sanserif of its kind to be broadly distributed. Details »

8. Geometric 415

Geometric 415 top selling font preview

In 1929 Chauncey Griffith at Mergenthaler commissioned W.A. Dwiggins to design a warmer and less mechanical Geometric Sanserif to compete with Futura. Dwiggins' best efforts proved that human warmth had little to do with cool geometry; for twelve years, until the introduction of Spartan, Mergenthaler lost ground to Intertype's licensed version of Futura. Details »

9. Oz Handicraft Cyrillic

Oz Handicraft Cyrillic top selling font preview

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10. Millenium

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11. Poster Bodoni Cyrillic

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12. Space

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