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An illustration showing some of the serif types around. The image for "Glyphic serif" is actually an ascender from my old discontinued Celente typeface. The image for "Sans serif" is also of my own design ;)

This is one of the illustrations to accompany my article "How to design a typeface (Part 3)". See the article for notes on each type of serif.
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It's kinda amusing that what was once an artefact of carving letters into stone has become a design feature.
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Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Nice to have around :) Thanks
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gweewee Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Digital Artist
nice
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Belblind Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Something new to earn every day. And please have a look at your notes.
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Belblind Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I meant: *learn
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rotane Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional
Neat! One more thing to hang on my wall :P
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you like it.
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Zsantz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is helpful, I've always wondered what some of the serif settings / terms meant. Thank you.
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you find it helpful. I try to compile a lot of the knowledge I've gathered over the years in one spot. All this information is readily available, but so scattered. One I'm done with these articles I will see if there is interest from a publisher to bring it all out as a book.
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Zsantz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be a useful manual for a lot of people.
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thecrazymagnet Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   Writer
Apparently I like glyphic serifs best (at least this close up)! :)
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I guess I generally prefer a wedge serif or transitional serif myself, but each style can look fantastic depending on the general design of the typeface. Thanks for the comment.
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NamesAndSuch Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I never knew of these terms...
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wedge serifs and hairline serifs are mentioned quite frequently, but in general one would rather refer to the construction of the letters than their serifs.
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