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Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Mr.Pugo

The 100 most admired typefaces of all time. (The 100 Top Typefaces)

Choosing the right typeface is critical to effective design and communication. But choosing from over 100,000 font families can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and useful methods for matching fonts, but to apply these principles it is important to know a wide variety of quality fonts. Wouldn’t it be great to start with a list of fonts handpicked by typeface designers?

Ranking fonts is admittedly a difficult task, to say the least… How do you measure aesthetic quality, item usefulness, value to humanity, etc.?

The following list of the 100 best fonts of all time is based on research conducted by FontShop. In this study, FontShop evaluates ranked fonts based on their goals and other objective metrics such as sales volume and bestseller lists. Fonts such as Arial, Verdana, Century Gothic, and Trebuchet

Below is a complete list of the top 100 fonts along with their designers and the year they were designed. (Picked with the help from bonfx 100 best fonts page: The 100 Top Typefaces (in a Huge Sortable Table) | BonFX)

1. Helvetica Typeface

Date: 1957

Type Designer: Max Miedinger

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

2. Garamond Typeface

Date: 1530

Type Designer: Claude Garamond

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

3. Frutiger Typeface

Date: 1977

Type Designer: Adrian Frutiger

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

4. Bodoni

Date: 1790

Type Designer: Giambattista Bodoni

Category: Serif

Classification: Didone / Modern, Romantic

5. Futura

Date: 1927

Type Designer: Paul Renner

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric Sans-serif

6. Times New Roman

Date: 1931

Type Designer: Stanley Morison

Category: Serif

Classification: Transitional

7. Akzidenz Grotesk

Date: 1966

Type Designer: Gunter Gerhard Lange

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Grotesque

8. Officina

Date: 1990

Type Designer: Erik Spiekermann

Category: Sans-serif, Serif

Classification: Slab serif, Western

9. Gill Sans

Date: 1930

Type Designer: Eric Gill

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

10. Univers

Date: 1954

Type Designer: Adrian Frutiger

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

11. Optima

Date: 1954

Type Designer: Hermann Zapf

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

12. Franklin Gothic

Date: 1903

Type Designer: Morris Fuller Benton

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Grotesque

13. Bembo

Date: 1496

Type Designer: Francesco Griffo

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

14. Interstate

Date: 1993

Type Designer: Tobias Frere-Jones

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

15. Thesis

Date: 1994

Type Designer: Lucas de Groot

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

16. Rockwell

Date: 1934

Type Designer: Frank H. Pierpont

Category: Serif

Classification: Slab Serif

17. Walbaum

Date: 1800

Type Designer: Justus Walbaum

Category: Serif

Classification: Didone / Modern

18. Meta

Date: 1991

Type Designer: Erik Spiekermann

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

19. Trinité

Date: 1982

Type Designer: Bram De Does

Category: Serif

Classification: Humanist

20. Din

Date: 1926

Type Designer: Ludwig Goller

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

21. Matrix

Date: 1986

Type Designer: Zuzana Licko

Category: Serif

Classification: Didone / Modern, Constructed

22. OCR

Date: 1965

Type Designer: American Type Founders

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Computer Related

23. Avant Garde

Date: 1968

Type Designer: Herb Lubalin

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric Sans-serif

24. Lucida

Date: 1985

Type Designer: Chris Holmes / Charles Bigelow

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

25. Sabon

Date: 1964

Type Designer: Jan Tschichold

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

26. Zapfino

Date: 1998

Type Designer: Hermann Zapf

Category: Script

Classification: Calligraphic

27. Letter Gothic

Date: 1956

Type Designer: Roger Roberson

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

28. Stone

Date: 1987

Type Designer: Sumner Stone

Category: Sans-serif, Serif, Informal

Classification: Humanist

29. Arnhem

Date: 1998

Type Designer: Fred Smeijers

Category: Serif

Classification: Transitional

30. Minion

Date: 1990

Type Designer: Robert Slimbach

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

31. Myriad

Date: 1992

Type Designer: Twombly & Slimbach

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

32. Rotis

Date: 1988

Type Designer: Olt Aicher

Category: Sans, Semi-Sans, Serif, Semi-Serif

Classification: Antiqua, Semi-Grotesque, Lineale Humanist

33. Eurostile

Date: 1962

Type Designer: Aldo Novarese

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric Sans-serif

34. Scala

Date: 1991

Type Designer: Martin Majoor

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style, Neohumanist

35. Syntax

Date: 1968

Type Designer: Hans Eduard Meier

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

36. Joanna

Date: 1930

Type Designer: Eric Gill

Category: Serif

Classification: Transitional

37. Fleishmann

Date: 1997

Type Designer: Erhard Kaiser

Category: Serif

Classification: Antiqua

38. Palatino

Date: 1950

Type Designer: Hermann Zapf

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

39. Baskerville

Date: 1754

Type Designer: John Baskerville

Category: Serif

Classification: Transitional

40. Fedra

Date: 2002

Type Designer: Peter Bil’ak

Category: Sans-serif, Serif

Classification: Humanist

41. Gotham

Date: 2000

Type Designer: Tobias Frere-Jones

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric Sans-serif

42. Lexicon

Date: 1992

Type Designer: Bram De Does

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

43. Hands

Date: 1991

Type Designer: Letterror

Category: Script

Classification: Casual

44. Metro

Date: 1929

Type Designer: W. A. Dwiggins

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

45. Didot

Date: 1799

Type Designer: Firmin Didot

Category: Serif

Classification: Didone / Modern

46. Formata

Date: 1984

Type Designer: Bernd M llenst dt

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

47. Caslon

Date: 1725

Type Designer: William Caslon

Category: Serif

Classification: Transitional

48. Cooper Black

Date: 1920

Type Designer: Oswald B. Cooper

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

49. Peignot

Date: 1937

Type Designer: A. M. Cassandre

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Decorative

50. Bell Gothic

Date: 1938

Type Designer: Chauncey H. Griffith

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Grotesque

51. Antique Olive

Date: 1962

Type Designer: Roger Excoffon

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

52. Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch

Date: 1926

Type Designer: Rudolf Koch

Category: Blackletter

Classification: Medieval / Gothic

53. Info

Date: 1996

Type Designer: Erik Spiekermann

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

54. Dax

Date: 1995

Type Designer: Hans Reichel

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

55. Proforma

Date: 1988

Type Designer: Petr van Blokland

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

56. Today Sans

Date: 1988

Type Designer: Volker Küster

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

57. Prokyon

Date: 2002

Type Designer: Erhard Kaiser

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

58. Trade Gothic

Date: 1948

Type Designer: Jackson Burke

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Grotesque

59. Swift

Date: 1987

Type Designer: Gerard Unger

Category: Serif

Classification: Didone / Modern

60. Copperplate Gothic

Date: 1901

Type Designer: Frederic W. Goudy

Category: Serif

Classification: Gothic

61. Blur

Date: 1992

Type Designer: Neville Brody

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque / Display

62. Base

Date: 1995

Type Designer: Zuzana Licko

Category: Serif

Classification: Didone / Modern

63. Bell Centennial

Date: 1978

Type Designer: Matthew Carter

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

64. News Gothic

Date: 1908

Type Designer: Morris Fuller Benton

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Grotesque

65. Avenir

Date: 1988

Type Designer: Adrian Frutiger

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric

66. Bernhard Modern

Date: 1937

Type Designer: Lucian Bernhard

Category: Serif

Classification: English Roundhand

67. Amplitude

Date: 2003

Type Designer: Christian Schwartz

Category: Serif

Classification: Grotesque

68. Trixie

Date: 1991

Type Designer: Erik van Blokland

Category: Serif

Classification: Monospaced

69. Quadraat

Date: 1992

Type Designer: Fred Smeijers

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

70. Neutraface

Date: 2002

Type Designer: Christian Schwartz

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric

71. Nobel

Date: 1929

Type Designer: Sjoerd de Roos

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric

72. Industria

Date: 1990

Type Designer: Neville Brody

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

73. Bickham Script

Date: 1997

Type Designer: Richard Lipton

Category: Script

Classification: Formal

74. Bank Gothic

Date: 1930

Type Designer: Morris Fuller Benton

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric

75. Corporate ASE

Date: 1989

Type Designer: Kurt Weidemann

Category: Sans-serif, Serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque, Old Style, Slab Serif

76. Fago

Date: 2000

Type Designer: Ole Schafer

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

77. Trajan

Date: 1989

Type Designer: Carol Twombly

Category: Serif

Classification: Inscriptional

78. Kabel

Date: 1927

Type Designer: Rudolf Koch

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric

79. House Gothic 23

Date: 1995

Type Designer: Tal Leming

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

80. Kosmik

Date: 1993

Type Designer: Erik van Blokland

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque / Display

81. Caecilia

Date: 1990

Type Designer: Peter Matthias Noordzij

Category: Serif

Classification: Slab Serif

82. Mrs Eaves

Date: 1996

Type Designer: Zuzana Licko

Category: Serif

Classification: Transitional

83. Corpid

Date: 1997

Type Designer: Lucas de Groot

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

84. Miller

Date: 1997

Type Designer: Matthew Carter

Category: Serif

Classification: Transitional, Scotch Roman

85. Souvenir

Date: 1914

Type Designer: Morris Fuller Benton

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

86. Instant Types

Date: 1992

Type Designer: Just van Rossum

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Grotesque / Display

87. Clarendon

Date: 1845

Type Designer: Benjamin Fox

Category: Serif

Classification: Slab Serif

88. Triplex

Date: 1989

Type Designer: Zuzana Licko

Category: Sans-serif, Serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque, Modern

89. Benguiat

Date: 1989

Type Designer: Ed Benguiat

Category: Serif

Classification: Display

90. Zapf Renaissance

Date: 1984

Type Designer: Hermann Zapf

Category: Serif

Classification: Old Style

91. Filosofia

Date: 1996

Type Designer: Zuzana Licko

Category: Serif

Classification: Didone / Modern

92. Chalet

Date: 1996

Type Designer: House Industries

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Geometric

93. Quay Sans

Date: 1990

Type Designer: David Quay

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Neo-Grotesque

94. Cezanne

Date: 1995

Type Designer: Michael Want, James Grieshaber

Category: Script

Classification: Casual

95. Reporter

Date: 1938

Type Designer: Carlos Winkow

Category: Script

Classification: Casual

96. Legacy

Date: 1992

Type Designer: Ronald Arnholm

Category: Sans-serif, Serif

Classification: Old Style

97. Agenda

Date: 1993

Type Designer: Greg Thompson

Category: Sans-serif

Classification: Humanist

98. Bello

Date: 2004

Type Designer: Underware

Category: Script

Classification: Casual

99. Dalliance

Date: 2000

Type Designer: Frank Heine

Category: Serif, Script

Classification: Old Style

100. Mistral

Date: 1953

Type Designer: Roger Excoffon

Category: Script

Classification: Casual

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