Miller

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Miller is a transitional serif typeface, designed by Matthew Carter, based on typefaces cut by Richard Austin in the Scottish type foundries of Alexander Wilson and William Miller in the early 19th century. Miller was released by the Font Bureau in 1997, and what started as a family of seven fonts has grown to more than 37. The general purpose weights, Miller Text and Miller Display, have been joined by a range of variants developed by Carter with the assistance of Tobias Frere-Jones and Cyrus Highsmith. They include Miller Daily, Miller News, Bibliographical Miller, Miller Headline and Miller Banner. A relatively large x-height makes Miller an excellent typeface for use in newspapers, and can be seen in The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News, to name a few.

Baskerville

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Baskerville is a transitional serif typeface, notable for its upper case Q. It was designed in the 1750s in Birmingham, England, by John Baskerville, in an attempt to make improvements to Caslon to achieve a typeface that reflected his ideals of perfection. In addition to increasing contrast between thick and thin strokes and making the serifs sharper and more tapered, Baskerville conducted experiments to improve legibility that included paper making and ink manufacturing. In 1758 he was appointed printer at Cambridge University Press, and it was there that he published his master work, a folio Bible, using his own typeface, ink and paper.