Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for August 2015

Allan Haley

Allan Haley in News on September 3, 2015

Script typefaces enhance the written word. They are emotional, lyrical, even passionate communicators. Scripts have a soul, and a heart. Words set in script are perfect examples of something that is greater than the sum of its parts. And while scripts are not abundant in interactive design, the Snell Roundhand® design, at 39 in last month’s Top 100 Web Fonts list, has proved its value in a digital world.

Snell Roundhand

In the mid-17th century “Rhonde” script was chosen by the French government as one of the three writing styles that were required for drafting all legal documents. Later in the 17th and early 18th centuries, the “Roundhand” interpretations of this style by British writing masters George Bickham, George Shelley and Charles Snell, helped to propagate the lettering’s popularity. By the mid-18th century the writing style had spread through Europe and crossed the Atlantic to North America.

“Scripts have a soul, and a heart. Words set in script are perfect examples of something that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

Matthew Carter’s Snell Roundhand is arguably the best and most beautiful example of this style of script made into a font of type. Originally drawn for phototypesetting, the design has successfully been interpreted in digital form and is available to add a little passion to Web pages and small screens.

Here’s the full list of top Fonts.com Web Fonts for August 2015:

Neue Helvetica
Trade Gothic
Avenir
Avenir Next
Futura
Soho
Slate
Helvetica
Brandon Grotesque
Neue Swift
Proxima Nova
Charcuterie
Gill Sans
DIN Next
Neo Sans
Univers
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Thirsty Script
Frutiger
Century Gothic
Rockwell
Neue Helvetica Compressed
Zapfino Extra
Times
PMN Caecilia
ITC Caslon No. 224
Eurostile LT
Bodoni LT
Monotype Baskerville
Harmonia Sans
Veneer
Optima
Linotype Didot
ITC Lubalin Graph
Melany Lane
Naive Inline
Swift
Fairfield
Snell Roundhand
Cochin
University
Harley Davidson Letterpress
Museo Sans
VAG Rounded
Myriad
Swiss 721
ITC American Typewriter
ITC Legacy Serif
Minion
Linotype Univers
ITC Franklin Gothic
Chaparral
Soho Gothic
Neue Helvetica eText
Neue Frutiger
Beaufort for LOL
Tahoma
Shelley Script
Courier PS
M Yuen HK
Bernhard Modern
Granjon
ITC Edwardian Script
Linotype Sketch
French Script
Felix Titling
ITC Tiffany
Engravers
Joanna
Flemish Script
Helinda Rook
Gloucester
Vladimir Script
Linoscript
C Xing Kai PRC
Alana
Estilo
Citadel Script
Sassoon Infant
Chevalier
Liberty
Fette Fraktur
Caslon Open Face
Commercial Script
Bernhard Fashion
Skitch
C Xing Kai HK
AT Uncial
Linotext
Wedding Text
Fling
Sho
ITC Tempus Serif
Ruling Script
Trade Gothic Next
ITC Legacy Square Serif
Museo
Frutiger Next
Orator
Arial

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