Times New Roman

popular serif typeface by Stanley Morison and Victor Lardent

Times New Roman is a serif typeface. It was made for legibility (easy reading) in body text. It was created by the British newspaper The Times in 1931. It was made by Stanley Morison, the artistic advisor to the British part of the newspaper. Victor Lardent, a lettering artist at Times advertising department, helped him make it.

Times New Roman
Designer(s)Stanley Morison
Victor Lardent
Commissioned byThe Times
Date made available1932[1]
Design based onPlantin
Metrically compatible withTinos

The font is no longer used by the Times newspaper. It is used mostly in books and general printing. It has become a regular typeface used on most computers.

As a typeface used for newspapers, Times New Roman allows tight line-spacing and a smaller appearance. It was first seen in the Times on 3 October 1932.[2][3]

Design change

Times New Roman  pronunciation  is packed together, with tall lowercase letters. These things make it easier to read.

References change

  1. Clarke, C.F.O. (1946). "The Times: A Revolution in Newspaper Printing". Graphis. pp. 362–375. Archived from the original on 27 February 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  2. "Times New Roman". Typolis.de. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  3. "Times New Roman". Graphis. Archived from the original on 2019-01-27. Retrieved February 22, 2019.