Tens of thousands of digital typefaces are available for use on desktop computers. Most of them are junk.
Presented here is a small sampling of well-designed fonts in current use. Most were inspired by historic precendent, interpreted for use in modern media.
All typefaces, even the most seemingly original, are grounded, to some degree, in precedent.
Click on a font to learn more.
Font facts researched and written by Alissa Faden with Ellen Lupton. View all facts.