Old Style or Modernised Old Style was the name given to a series of serif typefaces cut from the mid-nineteenth century and sold by the type foundry Miller & Richard, of Edinburgh in Scotland, as well as many derivatives and copies.
Old-style serif fonts have remained popular for setting body text because of their organic appearance and excellent readability on rough book paper. The increasing interest in early printing during the late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a return to the designs of Renaissance printers and type-founders, many of whose names and designs are still used today.
- Edward Catich
This category contains typefaces in the old style serifclassification, including both Venetian and Garalde varieties. These faces date back to 1465 and are reminiscent of the humanist calligraphy. This is not for any "old" typeface, such as old English or Fraktur. For that, please see Category:Blackletter typefaces.
Samples of Serif typefaces Typeface name Example 1 Example 2 Example 3 Adobe Jenson Designer: Robert Slimbach Class: Old style Albertus Designer: Berthold Wolpe Class: Glyphic Aldus
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Old-style serif fonts have remained popular for setting body text because of their organic appearance and excellent readability on rough book paper. The increasing interest in early printing during the late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a return to the designs of Renaissance printers and typefounders, many of whose names and designs are still used today.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Goudy Old Style (also known as just Goudy) is an old-style serif typeface originally created by Frederic W. Goudy for American Type Founders (ATF) in 1915.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bookman or Bookman Old Style, is a serif typeface. A wide, legible design that is slightly bolder than most body text faces, Bookman has been used for both display typography and for printing at small sizes such as in trade printing, and less commonly for body text.
Plantin is an old-style serif typeface named after the sixteenth-century printer Christophe Plantin. It was created in 1913 by the British Monotype Corporation for their hot metal typesetting system, and is loosely based on a Gros Cicero face cut in the 16th century by Robert Granjon and held in the collection of the Plantin-Moretus Museum of Antwerp.
An extended setting of a text by Oscar Wilde in Iowan Old Style, showing justified text and leading between the lines. Iowan Old Style’s x-height compared to other serif fonts: higher than Caslon and Bembo , used in fine book printing, but lower than Lucida Bright which is intended for maximum legibility.
Minion is a serif typeface released in 1990 by Adobe Systems. Designed by Robert Slimbach , it is inspired by late Renaissance -era type and intended for body text and extended reading. Minion's name comes from the traditional naming system for type sizes, in which minion is between nonpareil and brevier, with the type body 7pt in height.