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Word of the day: Modern

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In typography, Modern is a style of typeface developed in the late 18th century that continued through much of the 19th century. Characterized by high contrast between thick and thin strokes and flat serifs, Modern fonts are harder to read than previous and later typestyles.

Some later variations of Modern include the Slab Serifs with bolder, square serifs (often considered a separate style altogether) and the related Clarendon style with less contrast and softer, rounded shapes.

Also Known As: Didone, New Antiqua

Alternate Spellings: Moderne

Bodoni, Didot, Bernhard Modern Roman, Aster, and Bell are some examples of Modern type.