Book & Magazine Fonts

Fonts by Inspirations

There are a great number of fonts suited to headlines in books and magazines. In classical book and magazine publishing, serif fonts have most often been chosen for text, as these have historically been seen as the most legible in longer passages. On the other hand, Modern literature is commonly set with sans serif fonts, because of their associations with 20th Century Modernism. Additionally, Headlines and experimental design allow for more creative styles of fonts, as they are often used in larger sizes. Magazines and newspapers often combine serif and sans serif fonts on one page, i.e., serif fonts for body text, sans serif for headlines or captions.
Note: this page contains just a few of our personal favorite book & magazine fonts. Use our keyword search for ’Books, Magazines’ to find many other fonts in this category in the Linotype product portfolio.

This is our expert selection:

Classic | Modern | Headlines | Typewriter Fonts
Nearly all the major, classic fonts from the period of early book printing have been revised in the last few decades and are now available in digital form. These faces steadily remain among the most popular choices for book and magazine designers.

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Stempel Garamond Times New Roman ITC Weidemann Sabon Next

Palatino nova LinoLetter Fairfield Linotype Compatil Linotype Trajanus Breughel Janson Text Electra Metromedium Trump Mediaeval New Century Schoolbook Monticello

Ever since the beginning of the 20th Century, sans serif typefaces have been used more and more often. Many of the “old style” sans serifs have been redeveloped recently; Frutiger, Univers, and Helvetica have all been extended by Linotype, in many cases with the help of their original designers. These updates have brought these favorites in line with the cutting-edge digital technology used by many typographic designers today.

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Neue Helvetica Linotype Univers Trade Gothic Next Cardamon Neue Frutiger

Frutiger Serif Linotype Syntax Veto Neue Haas Unica Malabar Campton DIN Next Ambigue FF Meta Xenois Sans Xenois Serif Avenir Next Levato Demos Next Mantika Sans Mantika Book Agmena Finnegan ITC New Veljovic Vectora ITC Officina Sans

Headline fonts for books and magazines have much more experimental freedom in their design and usage parameters. Many times, these fonts are used to express the sentiments of a magazine’s producers, or to help carry along the theme of an article. Of course, especially unusual headlines can become part of a book or magazine’s identity, and curiosity around a font can help generate readership.

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Quire Sans Aeonis Yalta Sans Metro Nova Klint

Linotype Didot Biome DIN Next Slab FF Meta Headline Clarendon BT Xenois Serif Quitador ITC Handel Gothic Linotype Markin

Typewriter Fonts
Contemporary designers often use typewriter fonts to give their work a nostalgic feeling. Often, these fonts are used in books when a passage, quotation, or insert requires the mechanical appearance of a typewriter, or other primitive writing machine. Many Fanzines and “independent” magazines use typewriter fonts in experimental design layouts.

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P22 Typewriter

FF NexusTypewriter URW Typewriter Letter Gothic Prestige 12 Pitch FF Trixie