What Are Pointy Fonts?

Pointy fonts and font types are styling or lettering terms standard in publishing and printing. Several font types exist today to serve several communication formats. Font typically differs from letter to letter depending on a writer or publisher; for example, magazines, newspapers use fonts that enhance their legibility and send out an organization’s professional culture. Attractive and unique fonts constitute impressive texts in various contexts.

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Types of pointy fonts

There are several styles of typeface that can be termed as pointy. These include:

High contrast typefaces

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Typically, the higher the contrast, the sharper the font features.

High contrast typefaces are generally sharp and bold.

A bold high contrast font also features sharp terminals.

Fraktur typefaces

Fraktur typefaces are black letter typefaces that come with rounded, minimalistic, and robust features. Because of their angled geometry, the Fraktur typically features sharp elements.

Sans serif

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The letters in sans serif come without the little embellishments at the end of each letter font in serif fonts. This style is typically used in digital publishing because it is thought to be easy to read on a computer screen. Typical sans serif includes Tahoma, Arial, Lucida Grande, and Helvetica.

Textura typefaces

Textura typefaces are not only highly decorated, but they also feature sharp details.

Wedge serif typefaces

Wedge serif typefaces feature triangular serifs for a distinct look.

Glyphic typefaces

These typefaces feature sharp semi-serif, which resembles chiseled roman types.

The most common type of fonts

Serif fonts are typically one of the most popular pointy fonts used in professional publications like books, magazines, journals, and newspapers. A tiny embellishment defines them at the end of each letter. Some of the standard serif fonts include Courier, Garamond, Bookman Old Style, Times New Roman.

Classification of serif style

  • Serif fonts can be classified as either old style, modern or slab, or traditional serif:
  • Old style lettering – Old style lettering draws its inspiration from the humanist calligraphy of the renaissance. An excellent example of the old-style lettering is Garamond.
  • Traditional serif lettering – It is one of the most commonly used and includes the Times New Roman.
  • Modern lettering – The modern lettering typically features an extended and refined serif like the one found on Bodoni font. On the other hand, the slab serif lettering features uniform bold lines with equal spacing, like a typewriter’s lettering. Typically, the courier is also a type of slab serif font.