Category: Font History

The History of the Font

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Font History
Any person who works with computers or the internet will have to understand the concept of fonts. Understanding which fonts to use, and choosing the right fonts, is an important decision for any web designer, web developer, business owner or executive. When designing a winning web page, for instance, it is important to choose a font that will be both pleasing to the eye and easy to read on any type of computer monitor. The history of the word font goes back far more than the history of the computer, all the way back to the middle ages in fact....
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Six Typefaces Designed by Matthew Carter

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Font History
Three of the most popular typefaces used today are Verdana, Georgia, and Tahoma. Each of them were designed by Matthew Carter, and in spite of being relatively new, they all have an interesting history and background. Matthew Carter is a master typographer who has designed typefaces for over forty years. He was originally interested in fonts from the 16th century, and first gained experience with typography under his father, Harry Carter, who is a linguist, lawyer, and type designer, presently working for Oxford University Press...
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Font Histories

Feb 02, 2013    by UF Team    Font History
Ever wonder how a particular font got its name? Or where it came from? Really, what does Helvetica mean? Did the Romans use Times New Roman? Is Arial named after a mermaid? Let's find out. The Helvetica font is one of today's most popular fonts. It is a sans serif style font developed in 1957 by Max Miedinger and has become one of the most anonymous looking fonts out there. It has been used so often that it has become commonplace. In Latin, Helvetica means 'Swiss.' In fact, the Helvetica type face is based on the Swiss style of graphic design: a...
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