100 Best Fonts of All Times

The following list of 100 Best Fonts of All Times is based on a survey conducted by FontShop. In the survey, FontShop judges ranked fonts by their objective as well as other objective measurements such as the sales figures, bestseller lists etc.

It should be noted that the survey doesn’t include free fonts, operating system fonts, therefore excluding fonts like Arial, Verdana, Century Gothic, Trebuchet etc. You can view more details about the survey and its scoring criteria here.

01.  Helvetica           Designer/Date:Max Miedinger/1957        Info: Fonts in use

02. Garamond         Designer/Date: Claude Garamond/1530       Info: Fonts in use

03.  Frutiger            Designer/Date: Adrian Frutiger/ 1977             Info: Fonts in use

04. Bodoni          Designer/Date: Giambattista Bodoni/ 1790      Info: Fonts in use

05.  Futura             Designer/Date: Paul Renner/ 1927                  Info: Fonts in use

06. Times                        Designer/Date: Stanley Morison/ 1931         Info: Fonts in use

07. Akzidenz Grotesk  Designer/Date: Günter Gerhard Lange/ 1966 Info: Fonts in use

08. Officina     Designer/Date: Erik Spiekermann            Info: Fonts in use

09.  Gill Sans           Designer/Date: Eric Gill/ 1930    Info: Fonts in use

10. Univers           Designer/Date: Adrian Frutiger/ 1954      Info: Fonts in use

11. Optima             Designer/Date: Hermann Zapf / 1954    Info: Fonts in use

12. Franklin Gothic   Designer/Date: Morris Fuller Benton/ 1903  Info: Fonts in use

13. Bembo         Designer/Date: Francesco Griffo/ 1496             Info: Fonts in use

14. Interstate     Designer/Date: Tobias Frere-Jones/ 1993     Info: Fonts in use

15. Thesis          Designer/Date: Lucas de Groot/ 1994             Info: Fonts in use

16. Rockwell        Designer/Date: Frank H. Pierpont/ 1934         Info: Fonts in use

17.  Walbaum       Designer/Date: Justus Walbaum/ 1800      Info: Fonts in use

18. Meta            Designer/Date: Erik Spiekermann              Info: Fonts in use

19. Trinite      Designer/Date: Bram De Does/ 1982

20. Din                  Designer/Date: Ludwig Goller/ 1926   Info: Fonts in use

21. Matrix                 Designer/Date: Zuzana Licko/ 1986                 Info: Fonts in use

22. OCR                 Designer/Date: American Type Founders/ 1965    Info: Fonts in use

23. Avant Garde       Designer/Date: Herb Lubalin/ 1968          Info: Fonts in use

24. Lucida     Designer/Date: Chris Holmes & Charles Bigelow/1985

25. Sabon     Designer/Date: Jan Tschichold/ 1964

26. Zapfino      Designer/Date: Hermann Zapf/ 1998                       Info: Fonts in use

27. Letter Gothic    Designer/Date: Roger Roberson/ 1956             Info: Fonts in use

28. Stone              Designer/Date: Sumner Stone/ 1987

29. Arnhem          Designer/Date: Fred Smeijers/ 1998

30.  Minion            Designer/Date: Robert Slimbach/ 1990    Info: Fonts in use

31. Myriad           Designer/Date: Tombly & Slimbach/ 1992        Info: Fonts in use

32. Rotis          Designer/Date: Otl Aicher/ 1988                Info: Fonts in use

33. Eurostile        Designer/Date: Aldo Novarese/ 1988             Info: Fonts in use

34. Scala         Designer/Date: Martin Majoor/ 1991          Info: Fonts in use

35. Syntax     Designer/Date: Hans Eduard Meier/ 1968

36. Joanna             Designer/Date: Eric Gill/ 1930              Info: Fonts in use

37. Fleischmann     Designer/Date: Erhard Kaiser/ 1997

38. Palatino            Designer/Date: Hermann Zapf/ 1950             Info: Fonts in use

39. Baskerville      Designer/Date: John Baskerville/ 1754    Info: Fonts in use

40. Fedra              Designer/Date: Peter Bilak/ 2002

41. Gotham             Designer/Date: Tobias Frere-Jones/2000     Info: Fonts in use

42. Lexicon             Designer/Date: Bram De Does/ 1992

43. Hands                   Designer/Date: Letterror/ 1991

44. Metro                     Designer/Date: W. A. Dwiggins/ 1929

45. Didot                        Designer/Date: Firmin Didot/ 1799         Info: Fonts in use

46. Formata                 Designer/Date: Bernd Möllenstädt/ 1984

47. Caslon                          Designer/Date: William Caslon/ 1725        Info: Fonts in use

48.  Cooper Black      Designer/Date: Oswald B. Cooper/1920     Info: Fonts in use

49.  Peignot          Designer/Date: A. M. Cassandre/ 1937           Info: Fonts in use

50. Bell Gothic         Designer/Date: Chauncey H. Griffith/ 1938

51. Antique Olive         Designer/Date: Roger Excoffon/ 1962     Info: Fonts in use

52. Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch     Designer/Date: Rudolf Koch/ 1926

53. Info                  Designer/Date: Erik Spiekermann/ 1996         Info: Fonts in use

54. Dax              Designer/Date: Hans Reichel/ 1995                 Info: Fonts in use

55. Proforma        Designer/Date: Petr van Blokland/ 1988

56. Today Sans            Designer/Date:Volker Küster/ 1988

57. Prokyon                  Designer/Date: Erhard Kaiser/ 2002

58. Trade Gothic               Designer/Date: Jackson Burke / 1948     Info: Fonts in use

59.  Swift                              Designer/Date: Gerhard Unger/ 1987

60. Copperplate Gothic    Designer/Date: Frederic W. Goudy/1901   Info: Fonts in use

61. Blur                       Designer/Date: Neville Brody/ 1992                    Info: Fonts in use

62. Base                     Designer/Date: Zuzana Licko/ 1995

63. Bell Centennial          Designer/Date: Matthew Carter/ 1978

64. News Gothic           Designer/Date: Morris Fuller Benton/ 1908    Info: Fonts in use

65. Avenir                        Designer/Date: Adrian Frutiger/ 1988     Info: Fonts in use

66. Bernhard Modern       Designer/Date: Lucian Bernhard/ 1937    Info: Fonts in use

67. Amplitude                        Designer/Date: Christian Schwartz/ 2003

68. Trixie                      Designer/Date: Erik van Blokland/ 1991       Info: Fonts in use

69. Quadraat                           Designer/Date: Fred Smeijers/ 1992

70. Neutraface                Designer/Date: Christian Schwartz/ 2002         Info: Fonts in use

71. Nobel                                    Designer/Date: Sjoerd de Roos/ 1929

72. Industria                            Designer/Date: Neville Brody/ 1990

73. Bickham Script           Designer/Date: Richard Lipton/ 1997     Info: Fonts in use

74. Bank Gothic            Designer/Date: Morris Fuller Benton/ 1930     Info: Fonts in use

75. Corporate ASE                 Designer/Date: Kurt Weidemann/ 1989       Info: Fonts in use

76. Fago                         Designer/Date: Ole Schäfer/ 2000              Info: Fonts in use

77. Trajan                          Designer/Date: Carol Twombly/ 1989         Info: Fonts in use

78. Kabel                              Designer/Date: Rudolf Koch/ 1927                  Info: Fonts in use

79. House Gothic 23                      Designer/Date: Tal Leming/ 1995

80. Kosmik                                        Designer/Date: Erik van Blokland/ 1993

81. Caecilia                 Designer/Date: Peter Matthias Noordzij/ 1990    Info: Fonts in use

82. Mrs Eaves                        Designer/Date: Zuzana Licko/ 1996         Info: Fonts in use

83. Corpid                                             Designer/Date: Lucas de Groot/1997

84. Miller                                                Designer/Date: Matthew Carter/ 1997

85. Souvenir           Designer/Date: Morris Fuller Benton/ 1914       Info: Fonts in use

86. Instant Types                               Designer/Date: Just van Rossum/ 1992

87. Clarendon                   Designer/Date: Benjamin Fox/ 1845     Info: Fonts in use

88. Triplex                Designer/Date: Zuzana Licko/ 1989              Info: Fonts in use

89. Benguiat                          Designer/Date: Ed Benguiat/ 1989       Info: Fonts in use

90. Zapf Renaissance                       Designer/Date: Hermann Zapf/ 1984

91. Filosofia                                         Designer/Date: Zuzana Licko/ 1996

92. Chalet                                             Designer/Date: House Industries/ 1996

93. Quay Sans                                       Designer/Date: David Quay/ 1990

94. Cezanne        Designer/Date: M. Want & J. Greishaber/ 1995     Info: Fonts in use

95. Reporter                                        Designer/Date: Carlos Winkow/ 1938

96. Legacy                                           Designer/Date: Ronald Arnholm/ 1992

97. Agenda                                          Designer/Date: Greg Thompson/ 1993

98. Bello                               Designer/Date: Underware/ 2004                Info: Fonts in use

99. Dalliance                  Designer/Date: Frank Heine/ 2000             Info: Fonts in use

100. Mistral                  Designer/Date: Roger Excoffon/ 1953             Info: Fonts in use