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.

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.

What Times New Roman looks like.

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.[1][2]


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


  1. "Times New Roman". Typolis.de. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
  2. "Times New Roman". Graphis. Archived from the original on 2019-01-27. Retrieved February 22, 2019.