It may seem to us we know everything about classical fonts, but then the facts come that really surprise us. Did you know why Italic font is called like that and where it was invented?
Like its name says, it was firstly designed in Italy, to replace the handwriting style in books and papers. But later all European and western typographies adopted this nice decorative font as well.
Today, Italic font isn’t just for a decoration or calligraphy imitating. It’s an official tool for composing business papers, scientific papers, and any creative works that should look decently.
- APA style. Students know how important Italic font is for their works. They should italicize the titles of books, reports, webpages, as well as all types of periodicals.
- Titles in blogging. Despite the big variety of classic fonts, professional bloggers often use exactly Italic fonts for the titles and subheadings. It’s visually aesthetic and cool.
- Dialogues and direct speech. Italics are traditionally used for indicating the dialogues or, let’s say, users’ brief success stories or shared memories. It’s quite convenient.
- Focusing on smth. While chatting on Whatsapp and in other messengers, we want to focus a person’s attention on smth. Bold fonts are too intense, but Italic are perfect.
- Tattoo texts. Although less popular in this area, special Italic styles are used in tattoo patterns and saloon advertising. Especially Monotype Baskerville and Maryleen FY.
- Newpaper-styled blogs. Italic fonts are so perfect for stylized news, many bloggers use them for creating such an atmosphere. It’s rather an old London and Paris style.
- Being romantic. For the beginners who create greeting cards and other sweet signs of attention for their loveys, most of Italic fonts are a long-searched solution.