Serif vs. Sans Serif Fonts: What Is the Difference?

Want to find out what the difference between serif and sans serif fonts? Join us in this quick article to find out the characteristics of serif vs. sans serif fonts.

Serif vs. Sans Serif Fonts

Do you know your typefaces? Knowing the ins and outs of different font styles is essential for any budding graphic designer. Not only will it allow you to be more knowledgeable on the subject, but you will also know what works best for your creative projects.

So in this quick video on our Envato Tuts+ YouTube channel, let’s learn the major differences between serif and sans serif fonts. 

So What’s the Difference?

There is one major difference between these two font styles. Serif fonts contain additional decorative elements like simple flourishes at the end of each letter. The most common one you may know of is the Times New Roman font.

Serif Font Times New Roman

Sans serif fonts, on the other hand, are clean font types without any major decoration, like the Arial font. Use them to add modern sophistication to any graphic design.

Sans Serif Font Arial

Premium Fonts From GraphicRiver & Envato Elements

Need a few fonts to add to your collection? Try out these amazing fonts featured in the video from GraphicRiver and Envato Elements.

Endurest Typeface

Challenge yourself to create awesome designs with the wonderful Endurest font. This typeface is inspired by a vintage graphing technique that has been updated with digital touches. Incorporate this sweet serif font into your next creative project!

Endurest Typeface

Breymont Font

Or create modern typographic illustrations with the amazing Breymont font. This font features a minimal, elegant design perfect for invitations, posters, and more. It’s a unique typeface full of potential, so we’re sure you’ll want to add this sans serif font to your collection!

Breymont Font

A Bit More Detail

Now you know the difference between serif and sans serif fonts. Want to learn more about fonts from our experts? Check out these helpful articles below:

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on
Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60
seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments
what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained
in 60 seconds!

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