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Typefaces that capture a particular period or artistic movement.

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Early Middle Ages (17)
Runes, runic scripts, and ancient Greek and Roman writing from the Early Middle Ages, 150 AD to 1100 AD.

Middle Ages (35)
Typefaces in the style of lettering from the medieval period (1200 AD to 1550 AD).

Renaissance (1450-1550) (8)
ITC Zapf Chancery Italic
Typefaces and lettering characteristic of the Italian Renaissance period.

Victorian (1850-1890) (86)
The reign of Queen Victoria in Britain, and the rise of the Industrial Revolution.

Wild West (1850-1900) (65)
Buffalo Gal
Typefaces characteristic of the American Wild West.

Arts & Crafts (1870-1900) (18)
P22 Arts and Crafts
Movement promoted by William Morris in the late 19th century.

Art Nouveau (1890-1915) (103)
Arnold Böcklin
The decorative style in the visual arts and architecture that developed in Europe and North America at the end of the 19th century. Called Jugendstil in Germany and Austria.

Secession (1897-1920) (19)
ITC Willow
Typefaces from the Vienna Secession, an artistic movement founded in Vienna in 1897 to promote innovation and individual artistic freedom.

Edwardian (1901-1915) (13)
The period during the reign in Britain of Queen Victoria's son, Edward VII.

Futurist (1908-1943) (2)
P22 Il Futurismo
Inspired by the Italian Futurist movement.

Dadaist (1916-1922) (3)
P22 Dada
Anti-aesthetic arts movement based on deliberate irrationality, anarchy, and cynicism.

Bauhaus (1919-1933) (26)
ITC Bauhaus
German educational institution of the 1920s that practised the ideas of modernism.

Twenties (1920-1929) (31)
Reminiscent of the Jazz Age or Roaring Twenties, the era of the Prohibition, flappers, the Charleston, bakelite, and penicillin.

Constructivist (1920-1930) (56)
ITC Stenberg
Soviet design movement of the 1920s.

Art Deco (1920-1935) (131)
P22 Art Deco Display
Typefaces characteristic of the Art Deco period of the 1920s.

Thirties (1930-1939) (25)
ITC Mona Lisa
Type designs typical of the 1930s, the age of the Great Depression, Swing music, Walt Disney cartoons, and frozen foods.

Retro (1935-1949) (24)
The flamboyant American period influenced by the glamour of Hollywood.

Fifties (1950-1959) (27)
ITC Coolman
Type designs typical of the beat culture and jazz era of the fifties.

Atomic Age (1950-1960) (2)
The atomic age of the 1950s.

Sixties (1960-1969) (69)
Typefaces reminiscent of the swinging 1960s, the psychedelic era of hippies, bellbottoms, lava lamps, pop music, the Beatles, and free love.

Seventies (1970-1979) (20)
ITC Ziggy
Typefaces reminiscent of the 1970s, the age of the contraceptive pill, gay rights, feminism, the oil crisis, and David Bowie.

Computer Age (1970-1979) (11)
Data 70
The age of the computerisation of everything.

Pop art (28)
Linotype Abstract
Typefaces reminiscent of modern art.

Op art (13)
Linotype Labyrinth
Typefaces reminiscent of the geometric art movement inspired by optical illusions.

Most Popular 

The most popular subcategories of Period.

Arts & Crafts (1870-1900)
Period-Arts & Crafts

Thirties (1930-1939)

Art Deco-Sans Serif

Twenties (1920-1929)

Sixties (1960-1969)

Victorian (1850-1890)