History of Fonts

James Walls


Impact is a realist sans-serif type of font that was designed by Geoffrey Lee during 1965, it has been included with all versions of Windows since Windows 98. Impact is frequently used in many internet originating memes, captioning many images.


Lithos appears as a glyphic sans-serif type of font. Lithos was designed by Carol Twombly in 1989 for Adobe, appearing as a font with only capital letters with no italics. Lithos was created as a font to achieve a "primitive" appearance. The font is currently used in the Japanese card game "Machi Koro".

Times New Roman

Times New Roman is a serif type of font, created by Victor Lardent in 1931 for the British Newspaper "The Times". The font was originally created for the newspaper, it is presently used in many books, typography, and has been included in almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. Times New Roman is one of the most used fonts in history.