Nocturne Serif - A modern serif with clean geometric shapes and high contrast, designed by Mateusz Machalski.

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Fontspring: Underlined Newsletter | May 11, 2017

Nocturne Serif - Proving That Serifs Are Still Cool

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Two serif fonts featured in a row? I thought those were just for old books! Doesn’t the internet only want to use sans fonts now?

Well, hypothetical strawman, it turns out that serif fonts are useful for plenty of things, not just text in an old book! In fact, modern serifs aren’t limited to paragraph text, they can look just as great used as a headline font or blown up on a billboard. The best fonts can do both. Nocturne Serif is a great example of this, let’s take a look at why.

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Like many serifs of its kind, Nocturne Serif looks great as a display font. It has ample variation in the widths. On top of that, you will find sharp angles where you have come to expect ordinary curves. This is especially true for the large weights, that have an increased contrast.

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Nocturne Serif isn’t limited to usage in display sizes though. If you grab a thinner weight or two, it works just as well as a text font. You should probably steer clear of older-style writings or designs when using this font, as it definitely has a modern feel. That said, at a small enough size it can work for almost any purpose, and is quite legible on top of it. The thin and light weights especially look great for page numbers, dates, or anything else involving numerals.

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You can utilize Nocturne Serif in many places, but why would you want to use it at all? Simply put, it doesn’t look like other fonts. It has some parallels to other modern serifs, but this font has a flair all to its own. It is bound to get noticed. And at the end of the day, isn’t that why you’re buying fonts in the first place?

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