Excellent Modern Font Series: 8 Modern Serif Fonts


by on April 7, 2014

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Excellent Modern Font Series: 8 Modern Serif Fonts



Georgia has a classic look, but it is clearly a modern alternative to some other outdated and overused serifs. Georgia is designed for clarity on a computer monitor even at small sizes, partially effective due to a large x-height.

Download Georgia (free)


Bree Serif is a unique but not overly frilly slab serif that has just enough character to really give it a unique feel, without it being overly stylized.

Download Bree Serif (free)


Didot has some hairline elements in it that can disappear it smaller sizes, but it is nonetheless a high contrast, modern serif winner that is an important addition to the font lovers arsenal.

Download Didot (free)

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Museo Slab is a ridiculously good looking slab serif with a ton of heart and an endless amount of ways to pair it. As a title font it has character and panache.

Download Museo Slab (free)


Bodoni feels a bit more classic than modern, but it’s versatility as a classic font earn it a place on the modern serif fonts list as it’s uses could be very modern indeed.
Download Bodoni ($155.96)


Baskerville is another case of classic with modern uses. Don’t be afraid of going classic in a modern setting.

Download Baskerville ($29)


Rockwell is a seriously cool serif font with a bit of a hipster vibe, and a diverse array of uses limited only by your imagination.

Download Rockwell (free)


Ugly Qua is probably my favorite font on this list perhaps because of it’s tastefully unique character. It’s a display serif perhaps, and it’s uses could be in a place where you’re looking for a vintage font, but perhaps in a place where elegance is key it would play well as a refreshing juxtaposition.

Download Ugly Qua (free)

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