Font Shop: Top 100 Fonts of All Time

Below are Font Shop’s Top 100 Fonts of Al Time, as rated by an international jury. If I have time and/or motivation, I’d link each of these. Sadly, at this point in my life, I do not.

Rank | Font Name | [Date Designed – Designed By]
1. Helvetica [1957 – Max Miedinger] 2. Garamond [1530 – Claude Garamond] 3. Frutiger [1977 – Adrian Frutiger] 4. Bodoni [1970 – Giambattista Bodoni] 5. Futura [1927 – Paul Renner] 6. Times [1931 – Stanley Morison] 7. Akzidenz Grotesk [1966 – Günter Gerhard Lange] 8. Officina [1990 – Erik Spiekermann] 9. Gill Sans [1930 – Eric Gill] 10. Univers [1954 – Adrian Frutiger] 11. Optima [1954 – Hermann Zapf] 12. Franklin Gothic [1903 – Morris Fuller Benton] 13. Bembo [1496 – Francesco Griffo] 14. Interstate [1993 – Tobias Frere-Jones] 15. Thesis [1994 – Lucas de Groot] 16. Rockwell [1934 – Frank H. Pierpont] 17. Walbaum [1800 – Justus Walbaum] 18. Meta [1991 – Erik Spiekermann] 19. Trinité [1982 – Bram De Does] 20. Din [1926 – Ludwig Goller] 21. Matrix [1986 – Zuzana Licko] 22. OCR [1965 – American Type Founders] 23. Avant Garde [1968 – Herb Lubalin] 24. Lucida [1985 – Chris Holmes / Charles Bigelow] 25. Sabon [1964 – Jan Tschichold] 26. Zapfino [1998 – Hermann Zapf] 27. Letter Gothic [1956 – Roger Roberson] 28. Stone [1987 – Summer Stone] 29. Arnhem [1998 – Fred Smeijers] 30. Minion [1990 – Robert Slimbach] 31. Myriad [1992 – Twombly & Slimbach] 32. Rotis [1988 – Olt Aicher] 33. Eurostile [1962 – Aldo Novarese] 34. Scala [1991 – Martin Majoor] 35. Syntax [1968 – Hans Eduard Meier] 36. Joanna [1930 – Eric Gill] 37. Fleishmann [1997 – Erhard Kaiser] 38. Palatino [1950 – Hermann Zapf] 39. Baskerville [1754 – John Baskerville] 40. Fedra [2002 – Peter Bil’ak] 41. Gotham [2000 – Tobias Frere-Jones] 42. Lexicon [1992 – Bram De Does] 43. Hands [1991 – Letterror] 44. Metro [1929 – W. A. Dwiggins] 45. Didot [1799 – Firmin Didot] 46. Formata [1984 – Bernd Möllenstädt] 47. Caslon [1725 – William Caslon] 48. Cooper Black [1920 – Oswald B. Cooper] 49. Peignot [1937 – A. M. Cassandre] 50. Bell Gothic [1938 – Chauncey H. Griffith] 51. Antique Olive [1962 – Roger Excoffon] 52. Wilhelm Klngspor Gotisch [1926 – Rudolf Koch] 53. Info [1996 – Erik Spiekermann] 54. Dax [1995 – Hans Reichel] 55. Proforma [1988 – Petr van Blokland] 56. Today Sans [1988 – Volker Küster] 57. Prokyon [2002 – Erhard Kaiser] 58. Trade Gothic [1948 – Jackson Burke] 59. Swift [1987 – Gerald Unger] 60. Copperplate Gothic [1901 – Frederic W. Goudy] 61. Blur [1992 – Neville Brody] 62. Base [1995 – Zuzana Licko] 63. Bell Centennial [1978 – Matthew Carter] 64. News Gothic [1908 – Morris Fuller Benton] 65. Avenir [1988 – Adrian Frutiger] 66. Bernhard Modern [1937 – Lucian Bernhard] 67. Amplitude [2003 – Christian Schwartz] 68. Trixie [1991 – Erik van Blokland] 69. Quadraat [1992 – Fred Smeijers] 70. Neutraface [2002 – Christian Schwartz] 71. Nobel [1929 – Sjoerd de Roos] 72. Industria [1990 – Neville Brody] 73. Bickham Script [1997 – Richard Lipton] 74. Bank Gothic [1930 – Morris Fuller Benton] 75. Corporate ASE [1989 – Kurt Weidemann] 76. Fago [2000 – Ole Schafer] 77. Trajan [1989 – Carol Twombly] 78. Kabel [1927 – Rudolf Koch] 79. House Gothic 23 [1995 – Tal Leming] 80. Kosmik [1993 – Letterror] 81. Caecilia [1990 – Peter Matthias Noordzij] 82. Mrs Eaves [1996 – Zuzana Licko] 83. Corpid [1997 – Lucas de Groot] 84. Miller [1997 – Matthew Carter] 85. Souvenir [1914 – Morris Fuller Benton] 86. Instant Types [1992 – Just van Rossum] 87. Clarendon [1845 – Benjamin Fox] 88. Triplex [1989 – Zuzana Licko] 89. Benguiat [1989 – Ed Benguiat] 90. Zapf Renaissance [1984 – Hermann Zapf] 91. Filosofia [1996 – Zuzana Licko] 92. Chalet [1996 – House Industries] 93. Quay Sans [1990 – David Quay] 94. Cézanne [1995 – Michael Want, James Grieshaber] 95. Reporter [1938 – Carlos Winkow] 96. Legacy [1992 – Ronald Arnholm] 97. Agenda [1993 – Greg Thompson] 98. Bello [2004 – Underware] 99. Dalliance [2000 – Frank Heine] 100. Mistral [1953 – Roger Excoffon]

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