been created since. 43 Soane's inspiration was apparently the inscriptions dedicating the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy, with minimal serifs. Capitals tend to be of relatively uniform width. Retrieved b Day, Kenneth (1956). The R usually has a curled leg and the G is spurred.
Sans-serif fonts tend to have less line width variation than serif fonts.
In most print, they are often used for headings rather than for body text.
They are often used to convey simplicity and modernity or minimalism.
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Designs from this period intended for print use include FF Meta, Myriad, Thesis, Charlotte Sans, Bliss and Scala Sans, while designs created for computer use include Microsoft's Tahoma, Trebuchet, Verdana, Calibri and Corbel, as well as Lucida Grande, Fira Sans and Droid Sans. Reasonably conventional except for the crossed V-form 'W'. San Francisco Public Library. Classic geometric sans-serif capitals, 1934, Australia. Swiss TV logo: tightly-spaced neo-grotesque capitals with a more rounded sans-serif on the left. 68 This impression would not have been helped by the standard of common sans-serif types of the period, many of which now seem somewhat lumpy and eccentrically-shaped. Influenced by Didone serif fonts of the period and signpainting traditions, these were often quite solid, bold designs suitable for headlines and advertisements. 5 6 Grotesque fonts have limited variation of stroke width (often none perceptible in capitals). Retrieved 14 August 1 maint: Multiple names: authors list ( link ) Coles, Stephen. Helvetica s are more uniform in width, following the grotesque model. The work of Bruce Rogers, jack of all trades, master of one : a catalogue of an exhibition arranged by the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Grolier Club of New York.
Note embedded umlaut at top left: accents are often compressed in sans-serif capitals as here to allow tight linespacing. Particular attention is given to unusual uses and more obscure fonts, meaning this gallery should not be considered a representative sampling. . . Humanist sans-serif designs can (if appropriately proportioned and spaced) be particularly suitable for use on screen or at distance, since their designs can be given wide apertures or separation between strokes, which is not a conventional feature on grotesque and neo-grotesque designs.