Headlines have held important status throughout history because of their “vocal” power, time-period characteristics and of course, readability to a wide variety of viewers. Some are synonymous with a particular event such as World War II while others go for an even more vintage appeal, echoing the Revolution or the Renaissance.
Here is a look at the coolest and most useful fonts from a variety of different headlines.
This one sounds just like its name, giving off a feeling as if we were reading Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” or a book by Mary Shelley.
Here is one you might still see as part of the masthead of a local gazette or tribune. Many newspapers continued similar font styles such as this long after its inception to retain their historical roots.
Garamond is a family that is a popular selection on most word processors and design programs and this one is no exception. A great all-around font style, this is for the straight-shooting editor that stays on pace with the quality of content.
The entire Century Schoolbook family hosts a range of pleasant serif fonts. They are versatile for subheads too, creating an understandable presentation regardless of use.
The old Star Wars font isn’t ideal for a professional newspaper per se, but it could certainly work for a sci-fi club’s newsletter and related texts.
This one has a contemporary sports-related flare, giving off a masculine gridiron feel. It could also fit in with UFC events and other bulletins straight out of the arenas and stadiums across the nation.
If you run a hipster magazine that deals with a specific niche in cultural trends, Gipsiero could be a creative route to take. Its bold cracked surfaces give it a chapped look and gritty image that’s perfect for the outlaw publication.
Coolvetica is a perfect throwback with a taste for an innovative approach. It comes off clean and professional no matter which type you choose in the family. It’s probably best to stick with Coolvetica Book and thicker for headlines so you don’t detract importance from your readers.
No matter how you pronounce this, it would be a wicked cool headline in Batman’s universe.
A personal favorite of mine, this typeface was almost certainly made for the front page. Large slab serifs point out prominence, a trait that helps flesh out your headlines and bring more life to the page as a whole.