Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for December 2016

Allan Haley

Allan Haley in News on January 6, 2017

Linotype’s classic “Legibility Group” of typefaces are the earliest designs specifically created to be highly legible in a less than ideal reading environment. Designed in the 1920s, their goal was to improve the reading experience in newspapers of the day. The designers of these metal typefaces enlarged lowercase x-heights and made the glyphs proportionally wider. They also opened up apertures, added weight slightly, and dug “ink traps” into the acute angles of glyphs.

Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts

Decades later, these same design traits are being incorporated into typefaces designed specifically for the web and small screen environments. The Neue Swift® typeface family – sitting at number 26 on last month’s Top 100 Web Font list – was drawn by Gerard Unger in the late 1980s for one of the first digital typesetters. Actually, it was first released as simply Swift but the design was significantly updated and improved in the mid-1990s and its name was changed to reflect this. Neue Swift’s distinctive “Latin” serifs and chiseled shapes give it an authoritative air in small text and large display sizes.

Here’s our complete list of Top 100 Fonts.com Web Fonts for December 2016:

Avenir
Neue Helvetica
Avenir Next
Trade Gothic
Century Gothic
Futura
Proxima Nova
ITC Caslon No. 224
Univers
Soho
DIN Next
Trade Gothic Next
Helvetica
Gill Sans
Frutiger
PMN Caecilia
Optima
Neo Sans
Chaparral
VAG Rounded
Slate
Rockwell
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Neue Frutiger
Museo Sans
Neue Swift
Linotype Univers
Neue Helvetica eText
Linotype Didot
ITC Franklin Gothic
Charcuterie
Myriad
Eurostile LT
Swiss 721
Minion
Frutiger Next
Sabon
Nimbus Sans
Twentieth Century
Thirsty Script
ITC Lubalin Graph
Zapfino Extra
ITC American Typewriter
ITC Fenice
Georgia Pro
Calibri
Neue Helvetica Compressed
Perpetua
Bodoni LT
Soho Gothic
Comic Strip
Times
Beaufort for LOL
Arial
Monotype Baskerville
ITC Officina Sans
Harmonia Sans
VAG Rundschrift
Museo
Snell Roundhand
Veneer
Museo Slab
Neue Helvetica Arabic
ITC Conduit
Futura PT
Sackers Gothic
Adobe Garamond
Univers Next
ITC Stone Sans
Spiegel
Melany Lane
Agilita
Naive Inline
Rotis Semi Sans
Times New Roman
Cochin
Geogrotesque
Fairfield
University
Trade Gothic Next Soft Rounded
Bodoni
Neue Haas Grotesk
Bembo
Andale Mono
Bauer Bodoni
M Hei PRC
Helvetica World
Gill Sans Hellenic
Shelley Script
Cariola Script
Bickham Script
Monotype Garamond
Frutiger Serif
Courier PS
Geotica
Monotype News Gothic
Bell
Droid Sans Mono
Corporate S
M Yuen HK

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