The New York Times Magazine
Sans, Slab & Serif – Each category of fonts have a different starting point, set of references and sub categories. The starting point forthe Serif font is the Stephenson Blake Garamond-ish metal typeface Mazarin also known as ‘Astree’ from French foundry Deberny & Peignot and also The New York Times Magazine masthead, although this is a Black letter / Gothic type, its sharpness and contrast have translated into the design, most noticeable in the Display and Headline fonts. The Serif fonts designed for text matter share some of these features although proportions, contrast and details have been crafted anew to aid legibility in smaller point sizes. The Slab fonts used for pull quotes and headlines are a continuation of the magazines existing Stymiefont but in a condensed format and with added typographic personality. The Sans fonts are linked to the Industrial Grotesque types, with metal type specimen versions of Futura and Akzidenz fonts as loose models for inspiration, all re interpreted and designed to suit the magazine.