FontShop AG, the renowned type foundry, conducted a survey based on historical relevance, sales at FontShop.com (opens in new tab), and aesthetic quality. With a few additions from the experts at Creative Bloq and Computer Arts magazine, the best fonts ever were selected for the new book, 100 Best Typefaces Ever.
Here we are counting down the 100 greatest fonts, but you can read interviews with some of the typefaces' creators, a brief history of type, the anatomy of a font, and much, much more in the book – find out how to get your copy in print or digital formats at the foot of this post.
But without further ado, here's the 95th best typeface ever...
- Underware, 2005
Bello is an incredibly memorable, sturdy brush typeface from Underware – a Netherlands-based graphic and type design company founded in 1999 by Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs and Sami Kortemäki. With two contrasting styles, 'Connected' and 'Block Capitals', the carefully kerned and spaced design makes words set in Bello appear as one harmonious scripted unit.
This is all made possible in part by more than 60 ligatures, as well as beginning and end strokes that are automatically applied. As a further bonus, Bello Words – pre-designed catchwords – can be given a coloured shadow.
The 100 Best Typefaces Ever(opens in new tab)
This is an extract from The 100 Best Typefaces Ever (opens in new tab), the definitive guide to the greatest fonts ever created, in association with FontShop AG. Over 180 premium pages, the book dissects the world's greatest typefaces, bringing you some insightful background on each and interviews with their creators.
You can pick up the book at all good newsagents today or order it online (opens in new tab). Or you can download a digital edition directly to your iPad from the Computer Arts app on iTunes (opens in new tab).