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Thanks so much for being here. Every week, we profile a new font and dive into trends, facts, and how-tos about using it. In this post, we have Piazzolla.
image: sample of Piazzolla
Serif lettering originates from inscriptional lettering created by the Romans. The Romans were great at making things with stones — sculptures, architectures, carving texts into buildings — you name it, they built it. The letter outlines were first painted onto the stone, and then the stone carver followed the brush marks. The flares carvers made at the end of the stroke and corners became the serifs you see now.
image: Times New Roman is one of the most well-known serif fonts
image: The Trajan Column is the best-known example of Roman Inscription lettering. Photo credit: http://www.ipernity.com
Serifs are usually considered classic, serious, and proper. Piazzolla is all of those things, but with doses of energy. The tension between the straight edges and curves gives this serif trendy and updated vibes. As a serif, Piazzolla is classic, serious, but with a fun, lively touch.
Piazzolla is classic with a trendy twist. If your brand is classic but geared towards a younger audience, why not give Piazzolla a try?
This typeface has many weights, which means it can be used in various settings, as header, subhead, or body. It is perfect for websites and information-heavy projects.
Don’t clutter your design with a bunch of bold, capitalized texts. It overwhelms your audience.
Previously published on https://blog.typogram.co/Font-of-the-Week-No-2-12c9de0485a445ae81fbf8882f7f7396.
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