The 100 Best Fonts of All Time

In 2007, the font store Fontshop cre­ated a rank­ing of the most pop­u­lar fonts – ex­clu­sively from li­cens­able fonts. In­cluded in the eval­u­a­tion: the his­tor­i­cal im­por­tance of the font, the aes­thetic qual­ity and the sale fig­ures. In ad­di­tion, many ex­perts were con­sulted on their opin­ions, such as Roger Black (Danilo Black, Inc., USA), Bertram Schmidt-Frid­erichs (TDC, Mainz) and Ralf Her­rmann (Ty­po­Fo­rum, Weimar). Moni­teurs de­signed a glam­orous ap­pear­ance, cer­e­mo­ni­ous with plently of gold and a strik­ing back­ground.

The 100 Best Fonts of All Time

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Each of the top 20 fonts are published by Fontshop as a special edition.

Each font expert gives their own personal ranking.

The Fontshop editorial, under the direction of Jürgen Siebert, presents each of the 100 fonts using text and images.