What is the Times New Roman® font?
In 1931, The Times of London commissioned the Monotype Corporation, under the direction of Stanley Morison, to design a newspaper typeface. According to Morison: “The Times, as a newspaper in a class by itself, needed not a general trade type, however good, but a face whose strength of line, firmness of contour, and economy of space fulfilled the specific editorial needs of The Times.” Times New Roman, drawn by Victor Lardent and initially released in 1932, is the result.
The Linotype version is called Times Roman. Research into legibility and readability led to a design that was unique in newspaper typography; it is based on old style (or Garalde) types, and has greater contrast and is more condensed than previous newspaper types. More…
Times New Roman continues to be very popular, particularly for newspapers, magazines, and corporate communications such as proposals and annual reports.
Times New Roman® Font families
The Times New Roman® includes the following font families:
- Times New Roman MT Std
- Times New Roman MT Std Italic
- Times New Roman MT Std Bold
- Times New Roman MT Std Bold Italic
- Times New Roman MT Std Cond
- Times New Roman MT Std Cond Italic
- Times New Roman MT Std Cond Bold
Times New Roman® Preview
Here is a preview of how Times New Roman® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
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