Font History

By Luke Davis


Sans Serif

Fonts from the Arial family are packaged with all versions of Microsoft Windows, some other Microsoft Software applications.

Arial is one of the most used standard typefaces for normal computer usage.

Regular, Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic, Light, Light Italic, Narrow, Narrow Italic, Narrow Bold, Narrow Bold Italic, Condensed, Light Condensed, Bold Condensed, and Extra Bold Condensed.

Times New Roman

Generic Family

The font was supervised by Morison and drawn by Victor Lardent, an artist from the advertising department of The Times, before final refinement by the Monotype drawing office team.

Times New Roman is still frequent in book typography, particularly in mass-market paperbacks in the United States. Especially because of its adoption in Microsoft products, it has become one of the most widely used typefaces in history.