What is a typical stencil font

Print design

As a graphic designer, you should definitely be familiar with the world of typography and be familiar with the effects of different fonts. For example, a serif font has different properties and therefore different areas of application than a sans serif font. Here we give tips and hints for the correct use.

Font with serifs

It has been proven that fonts with serifs (this is how the fine runs that run transversely to the basic direction of the letters are called) are very useful in running textsbetter readable are available as sans serif fonts. On the one hand, this is due to the fact that the serifs form a line that the eye can follow. On the other hand, the different font weight means that the eye does not tire so quickly. This is why serif fonts are used almost exclusively in the print sector (books, newspapers, magazines). Popular serif fonts are for example "Times New Roman"Or"Garamond“.

Sans serif font

On the internet almost only sans serif fonts used like “Arial” or “Verdana”. This is because the monitors used to be much worse than they are today. Low resolutions with the accompanying blurring made the detailed serif fonts almost illegible, as parts of the font were simply "swallowed". For this reason, sans serif fonts have been or are used for text blocks in this area. The sans serif fonts are also effective more modern and clear.
For small and large font sizes, sans serif fonts are also preferred, for example in "Fine print“Of contracts or on large-scale Billboards and billboards. Sans-serif fonts are often used in newspapers in headlines used.

Handwriting and handwriting

Script and handwriting are modeled fonts that often also include the expression "Script”Have in their name. These fonts are also unsuitable for reading texts. They are used, for example, as Headlines, inFestive style printed matter such as invitations for birthdays or anniversaries or as Design element in menus.

Decorative fonts

Decorative fonts usually serve as small ones Eye catcher for example for headlines on flyers and posters. These fonts are also not necessarily suitable for continuous texts. Or can someone imagine reading a long text in such a font?

Font mix

You don't always have to structure documents in the classic “Calibri” font and mark headings “bold”. Each font has different advantages and disadvantages due to its design. So it makes sense sometimesMixing fonts. The best thing to do is to choose two to a maximum of three fonts and then build the structure of your document. For example, the font “Arial” can be used as a heading - “Times New Roman” is used as the running text. In this way, the documents are also given more expression and at the same time the motivation of the reader to read the document or article to the end is increased.

Font size and line spacing

Since every font is designed differently, the ideal font size between 8 and 12 points. If you are unsure about the choice of font size, you can simply print out several sizes of a font and put it in front of you. So you have a direct comparison.
In addition to the font size, the line spacing also plays an important role. A single line spacing is in any case too small, as text with this setting appears “squashed”. A line spacing that is too large is also not recommended, as the typeface is “torn” and the eye can lose track of the next line while reading. Here, too, you have to do one find good mediocrity.

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