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  • 1440:

    Johannes Gutenberg invents the printing press

  • 1501:

    The first italic font surfaces

  • 1798:

    The first version of Bodoni is released

  • 1800:

    Sans serif fonts are introduced

  • 1885:

    The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog

  • 1926:

    Gill Sans designed by Eric Gill

  • 1927:

    Creation of Futura begins

  • 1957:

    Helvetica is born

  • 1994:

    Comic Sans is designed for Microsoft

  • 1994:

    Playfair Display is released

  • 2011:

    Roboto is added to Google Fonts

  • 2011:

    Google commissions the creation of Open Sans

  • 1927:

    Google releases an open source version of EB Garamond

  • 2014:

    Josefin Sans is released


Playfair Display

serif

Playfair is a transitional design. From the time of enlightenment in the late 18th century, the broad nib quills were replaced by pointed steel pens. This influenced typographical letterforms to become increasingly detached from the written ones. Developments in printing technology, ink, and paper making, made it possible to print letterforms of high contrast and delicate hairlines.

YEAR RELEASED

2013

DESIGNED BY

Claus Eggers Sørensen

INSPIRED BY

Baskerville

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try it out yourself. type whatever you want below

FONT COMBINATIONS FOR Playfair Display

Playfair Display

&

Roboto


HEADER TEXT

use Playfair Display as the header, and a light version of Roboto for the body text

Playfair Display

&

EB Garamond


HEADER TEXT

use Playfair Display as the header, and a light version of EB Garamond for the body text