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Monotype Baskerville Alternatives

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Noah Nazir
Last edited July 12, 2018

The eText fonts from the Monotype Baskerville have been specially tuned by our type design experts for a better on screen readability for instance in PDFs.

Bonesana Matthieu Cortat Die Gestalten 2009
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The successful Gill Sans® was designed by the English artist and type designer Eric Gill and issued by Monotype in 1928 to 1930. The... Read More

Beware of geeks bearing formulas

Arial was designed for Monotype in 1982 by Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders. A contemporary sans serif design, Arial contains more humanist characteristics than many of its predecessors and as such is more in tune with the mood of the last decades of the twentieth century. The overall treatment of curves is softer and fuller than in most industrial style sans serif faces. Terminal strokes... Read More

Stick to coffee and alcohol

Palatino Arabic is a collaboration between Lebanese designer Nadine Chahine and Prof. Hermann Zapf. The design is based on the Al-Ahram typeface designed by Zapf in 1956 but reworked and modified to fit the Palatino nova family. The design is Naskh in style but with a strong influence of the Thuluth style as well. This is evident in the swash-like finials and the wide proportions of the... Read More

SG Baskerville SB Elsner+Flake
Rabbits be cuddly or nutritious

John Baskerville (1706-1775) was an accomplished writing master and printer from Birmingham, England. He was the designer of several types, punchcut by John Handy, which are the basis for the fonts that bear the name Baskerville today. The excellent quality of his printing influenced such famous printers as Didot in France and Bodoni in Italy. Though he was known internationally as an innovator... Read More

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This exclusive Monotype design by Cynthia Hollandsworth is named after a popular executive, Don Wile of Agfa Compugraphic as a gift on his retirement.Agfa Wile is a classic Old Style font with wedge-shaped serifs and open proportions, and is suitable for both text and display uses. Agfa Wile's capital letters are influenced by inscriptional forms.

Even fools are right sometimes

Released by Monotype in 1925, Horley Old Style was designed as an answer to Frederic W. Goudy's successful Kennerley typeface (issued in 1911, with the italic in 1918). As such, it is a good typeface for text work, and it can be used effectively in large sizes for display work.

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The Monotype Janson font family is based on types originally cut by the Hungarian punch-cutter, Nicolas Kis circa 1690. Named after Anton Janson, a Dutch printer. The original matrices came into the hands of the Stempel foundry in Germany in 1919. New type was cast and proofs made; these were used as the source for Monotype's version of Janson. The original hand cut Janson types have a number... Read More

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No kicking of balls please

Life font was designed in 1964 by W. Bilz and marks the beginning of a new generation of newsprint fonts. The Ionic style had replaced Modern Face and was now replaced by this new innovative style, which mixed elements of Old Face, Transitional and Modern Face forms. Life's characters are based on the forms of Times and are the result of a time of change and experimentation.

Chicken rude and unreasonable

FF Parango is based on a typeface Xavier Dupré designed during his studies at the Scriptorium of Toulouse, a revisiting of past work. Loosely based on the proportions of the greatest of French Renaissance faces, those cut by Claude Garamond, Dupré’s personal interpretation explores the French style “with its alternating narrow and wide letters.” Using soft angles and low stroke contrast, it... Read More

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John Baskerville (1706-1775) was an accomplished writing master and printer from Birmingham, England. He was the designer of several... Read More

Whatever you are, be a good one

The Century Old Style family was modeled on Century Expanded, which had been cut in 1900. Similar weights and proportions were maintained, but the letter shapes were made more elegant by the introduction of a number of old style characteristics. The Century Old Style family is a useful text design that offers good legibility and economy.

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Loosely based on Bembo and Plantin, the Perrywood font family retains some old style characteristics which give the face a familiar feel, however much attention has been paid to optimizing the design to give good quality output at small point sizes and from low resolution output devices. The consistency of character shapes allows close letter spacing to give compact word shapes, excellent word... Read More

He is a red sucker in our heart

Méridien™ was developed in the mid-1950s, and released by the French foundry Deberny & Peignot in 1957. After studying a typeface from the sixteenth century, the Swiss designer Adrian Frutiger was inspired to create an alphabet without any completely straight strokes, and he hoped the reader of a text set in this typeface would feel as though wandering through a forest. The designer of more... Read More

The road to hell wasn’t paved in a day

Gilgamesh is the work of British designer Michael Gills, based largely on his calligraphic experiments and named after a poem from Middle Eastern mythology, "The Epic of Gilgamesh". Gilgamesh offers functionality with style and will give emphasis to any typographic design.

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Tony Geddes designed Musketeer in 1968. The Musketeer font family is based on Art Nouveau lettering and as such is ideal for posters and signs.

Japanese apple and cheerful hamster

In 1931, The Times of London commissioned a new text type design from Stanley Morison and the Monotype Corporation, after Morison had written an article criticizing The Times for being badly printed and typographically behind the times. The new design was supervised by Stanley Morison and drawn by Victor Lardent, an artist from the advertising department of The Times. Morison used an older... Read More

Rabbits be cuddly or nutritious

ITC Mendoza is a serif typeface with old style characteristics. A generous x-height and a lack of contrast between thick and thin strokes, gives the ITC Mendoza Roman font family good legibility and provides a sturdiness which enables the face to withstand low resolution output and less than ideal printing conditions. It is ideal for continuous text use, particularly in small point sizes.

Matthieu Cortat
Die Gestalten 2009
Eric Gill
Monotype 1931
Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders
Monotype 1982
Hermann Zapf
Linotype 1951

Franko Luin and John Baskerville
Linotype 1706
Cynthia Hollandsworth Batty
Monotype 1998
Robert Norton
Monotype 1977
Nicholas (Miklós) Tótfalusi Kis, Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders
Monotype 1650
Hal Taylor
Bitstream 2002
Adrian Williams
Francesco Simoncini and W. Bilz
Lyubov Kuznetsova
Hermann Zapf
Elsner+Flake 1987
Xavier Dupré
FontFont 2001
John Baskerville and John Quaranda
ITC 1706
Linn Boyd Benton, Morris Fuller Benton and Monotype.Design Studio
Monotype 1894
Johannes Birkenbach

Adrian Frutiger
Linotype 1957
Jelle Bosma
Elsner+Flake 1991
Michael Gills
ITC 1994
Tony Geddes
Stanley Morison
Linotype 1931

VEB Typoart
Elsner+Flake 1982

José Mendoza y Almeida
ITC 1991