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17FOTW Lithos

Minion, designed by Robert Slimbach in 1990, is a serif typeface composed in the classical tradition. Slimbach was inspired by the late Renaissance-era and depicted Minion as a timeless font. Minion is one of those typefaces that we have all seen, but rarely appreciate. With its many practical benefits and aesthetic applications—this font deserves some serious attention! It adapts well to many different platforms and is suitable for almost any use.


Our Font of the Week images are created by Emily Clark, an Expert Production Artist at CustomInk and a self-declared font addict. Font of the Week fuels Emily’s passion to research and learn more about beloved typefaces like Minion. What font should Emily feature next? Sound off in the comments below!

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Lithos - FOTW

Lithos was created for the Adobe platform in 1989 by American artist and calligrapher Carol Twombly. Lithos was born of the desire to mimic the geometric lettering seen in the inscriptions of ancient Greek buildings. Twombly didn’t intend to replicate the Greek style exactly, and instead included bold weights, which were never seen in historic Greece. The style of all capital letters was intended for titles only—never body text. This playful and exotic font is recognizable for it’s use in MTV’s logo in the late 80s and early 90s.


Our Font of the Week images are created by Emily Clark, an Expert Production Artist at CustomInk and a self-declared font addict. Font of the Week fuels Emily’s passion to research and learn more about beloved typefaces like Lithos. What font should Emily feature next? Sound off in the comments below!

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FOTW Blaktur

This House Industries tough guy was created in 2007 by Ken Barber. Both bold and simple, this typeface calls back to the darker Medieval ages. It’s chunky lines can make it tough to decipher, but it also makes it the perfect choice for that heavy metal album art or Octoberfest celebration.


Our Font of the Week images are created by Emily Clark, an Expert Production Artist at CustomInk and a self-declared font addict. Font of the Week fuels Emily’s passion to research and learn more about beloved typefaces like Blaktur. What font should Emily feature next? Sound off in the comments below!

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Courier

Courier was the brainchild of Howard Kettler—Kettler created the typewriter-esque font in 1955 and originally named it “Messenger”. He found this name didn’t truly encompass all he intended, and renamed it “Courier” as he believed, “A letter can be just an ordinary messenger, or it can be the COURIER, which radiates dignity, prestige, and stability.” Famed typographer Adrian Frutiger redrew the famous font years later for the use on electric typewriters. Courier has definitely lived up to it’s namesake as one of the most recognizable fonts in the world, not to mention the industry standard font for all screenplays.


Our Font of the Week images are created by Emily Clark, an Expert Production Artist at CustomInk and a self-declared font addict. Font of the Week fuels Emily’s passion to research and learn more about beloved typefaces like Courier. What font should Emily feature next? Sound off in the comments below!

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Gill Sans

Mind the gap! Does Gill Sans look familiar? It’s widely popular for it’s use across all British railways. The iconic font was created by Eric Gill for the Monotype Corporation. Interestingly enough, Gill Sans is considered both modern and classical thanks to it’s perfect blend of classic serif types and Roman inscriptions.


Our Font of the Week images are created by Emily Clark, an Expert Production Artist at CustomInk and a self-declared font addict. Font of the Week fuels Emily’s passion to research and learn more about beloved typefaces like Gill Sans. What font should Emily feature next? Sound off in the comments below!

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