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1 Akzidenz-Grotesk Wolfgang Weingart 10 2 American Typewriter Philip Meggs 20 3 Baskerville Keith Jones 30 4 Bembo Jeff Price 40 5 Bodoni Rob Carter 50 6 Bookman Rob Carter 60 7 Caledonia Clifford A. Harvey 70 8 Caslon Paul Rand 80 9 Centaur Bruce Rogers 90 10 Century Schoolbook Philip Meggs 98 11 Cheltenham Kit Hinrichs 108 12 Clarendon Bradbury Thompson 118 13 Didot Ned Drew 128 14 Folio Philip Meggs 138 15 Franklin Gothic Malcolm Grear 150 16 Frutiger Julie Sebastianelli 162 17 Futura John Malinoski 172 18 Galliard Matthew Carter 188 19 Gill Sans Larry Clarkson 198 20 Garamond Paula Scher and Ron Louie 208 21 Goudy Old Style Roger E. Baer 218 22 Helvetica Sandra Wheeler 228 23 Janson Text Christopher Ozubko 244 24 Kabel Douglass Scott 252 25 News Gothic Jeff Barnes 262 26 Optima Hermann Zapf 272 27 Palatino Hermann Zapf 282 28 Perpetua Eve Faulkes 292 29 Plantin Banu Berker 302 30 Sabon Stephen Chovanec 312 31 Serifa Katie Salen 322 32 Stone Sans Brian Wu 332 33 Stone Serif Brian Wu 342 34 Stymie Louise Fili 352 35 Times New Roman David Colley 362 36 Trump Mediaeval Richard Woollacott 372 37 Univers John T. Drew 382 38 Zapf Book Hermann Zapf 400

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Philip Meggs is professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, contributing editor of Print magazine, and visiting graduate faculty at Syracuse University. He is the author of Type & Image and A History of Graphic Design, and coauthor of Typographic Design: Form and Communication. His design work has been exhibited widely, including Print Regional Annual, CA Annual, Graphis Posters, Photographis, and The New York Art Director's Club. Rob Carter teaches typography and graphic design at Virginia Commonwealth University. His design projects have been exhibited by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York Art Director's Club, Society of Typographic Arts, Graphis Annual, Creativity, and the New York Type Director's Club. He is the author of American Typography Today and coauthor of Typographic Design: Form and Communication.

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