Classic fonts – the most popular type used for classic literary works, newspapers, magazines and scientific papers. Their aim is to clearly render the text when reading large volumes of printed material without causing eye strain because of too many minor font elements. They also make good use of the page's real estate and often save paper space and/or ink when printing.
Handwritten fonts – a major category encompassing all hand-written fonts. Includes calligraphic fonts, school fonts, paintbrush fonts, trash fonts and even graffiti.
Typewriter fonts – modern, digitized version of fonts used in typewriters. In many cases, typing style, noise and uneven typing are reproduced along with the font itself.
Gothic fonts emerged and were rather popular in Germany and France in the mid-eleventh century. They were used in Germany until the middle of 20th century. They are characterized by specific spelling features, high contrast, are somewhat extended and sometimes slightly awkward looking.
Old Cyrillic fonts are the adopted digital version of the scripts that had been used since Kyivan Rus, in church-Slavonic books of the 17-19th centuries, and pre-revolutionary books.
Stencil fonts are used for rapid printing of significant amounts of similar inscriptions. Used in industries, military science, graffiti. The following stencil inscription is widely known: “Citizens! This side of street is most dangerous during artillery bombardment”.
Graffiti fonts are hand-written types used for unofficial signatures on images or for the creation of inscriptions on walls. They are well-known from ancient times. For example, the citizens of Pompeii scrawled wall inscriptions about love, sex and politics. This fact was confirmed by real graffiti found on the ancient city walls during archaeological excavations. Modern world graffiti is associated with well-known images on buildings, garages, elevators, school furniture, etc. Ukrainian graffiti fonts located here will be useful in drafting of stylized documents or “wall operations”.
Decorative fonts are utilized for decorations on a wide variety of projects. Decorative fonts evoke visual associations, and transmit a particular mood and character of the inscribed text.
Ñontour fonts include all fonts whose letters are drawn as unfilled outlines.
Destroyed fonts are a class of fonts that look beaten up, partially destroyed or disfigured as a result of mechanical or other type of action upon the letters.
Fonts whose line thickness is made up of a single pixel. Pure pixel fonts have a *.fon extension. They are used in electronic billboards, monitors and other digital devices.
These fonts were standardly used in the Soviet Union for signing technical blueprints and industrial drawings. The standardized German font TGL 31034 falls into this category as well.
Fonts which are depicted by artists as rectangular or circular background shapes. The style was widely used for store signs and signs bearing the names of organizations and businesses in Soviet times.