Happy Monday, good people of the blogosphere! This week we're going to learn about letterforms. Today's topic is serifs. What are they? Why do we use them? What typefaces are considered serifs? So grab your pens and notebooks and let's get going!
A serif is defined as: A slight projection finishing off a stroke of a letter.
This text is not a serifed typeface. An example:
Why do we use them?
It goes back to ancient handwriting. Even the first typewriters used a serifed (slab serif) font. Basically, readability is why we use them. There are slab serif fonts, too. Those more closely mimic what was done with a chisel and hammer back when we were banging around on rocks and was what many typewriters used. An example:
A few other serifed fonts are:
What's your favorite serifed font?
Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!