Another of the most famous classifications is the proposal of Maximilien Vox and cyrillization, who was a French historian, journalist and graphic illustrator. Building on Thibodeau’s work, Vox created his own classification in 1954. This classification has been very successful, so much so that it is actually one of the most widely used in all areas and has been accepted as a standard by the International Typographic Association. Over time, it had several revisions until it arrived at the current system: the Vox-ATypl classification.


Human letters, also called humanistic or Venetian, are written letters reminiscent of the font used in 15th-century manuscripts from Renaissance Venice. These letters have small serifs, with little difference and contrast between their broad and thin lines, and the letters are written with a small distance from each other. Some examples of this type of font are Centaur, Cloister and Jenson.


Garale, aldine, or old typefaces stand out for having a striking contrast between your thinner and thicker strokes, although its proportions are also finer and more stylized. His name is a combination of the names of Claude Garamond and Aldo Manucio, a typographer from the 16th century. Examples of this letter are Garamond, Bembo and Palatino.


The Royal Letters were born in the Royal Press magazine. They are also known as transitional letters and are characterized by being practically vertical, with no slope, except that they have a more significant difference between thick and thin lines than in the two previous types. They combine the characteristics of classic and modern fonts, although they are more closely identified with the former. Among the real letters we can find Times New Roman, Baskerville or Century Schoolbook.


Although they were perfected by the Italian typographer Giambattista Bodoni, Didon letters were named after the French typographer François-Ambroise Didot. This typeface appeared around the 18th century and its main purpose was to distinguish itself from the fonts used in the old regime during the French Revolution, that is, the creation of this typeface corresponds to revolutionary and propaganda purposes. The difference between strokes is very pronounced and there is little difference between letters and letters. Some examples of didonian typefaces are Century, Times New Roman, and Madison.


Mechanical or Egyptian letters are types of letters that were widely used during the industrial revolution, and their appearance is compared to the technological progress of that time. There is virtually no difference between thin and thick strokes and its rectangular serifs are the same size as the stroke of the rest of the letters, making these fonts one that gives off a certain look of robustness and solidity. Among them we can find Rockwell, Egyptenne, Memphis and Clarendon.


In the Vox-ATypl system there is a special group of fonts used for foreign letters. As can be understood, it is not a homogeneous group that refers to a specific style of the letter used, but to styles that are not traditionally used for the Latin alphabet. So, this group serves as a mixed bag for absolutely every type of spelling used in alphabets from around the world, such as Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Mongolian.



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