1965. Designed for the Stephenson Blake type foundry. A very heavy, narrow, sans serif face intended for use in newspapers, for headlines and in advertisements. Aptly named, this face has a very large x-height with short ascenders and descenders.
Trebuchet (1966) Trebuchet, designed by Vincent Connare in 1996, is a humanist sans serif designed for easy screen readability. Trebuchet takes its inspiration from the sans serifs of the 1930s which had large x heights and round features intended to promote readability on signs. The typeface name is credited to a puzzle heard at Microsoft, where the question was asked, “could you build a Trebuchet (a form of medieval catapult) to launch a person from the main campus to the consumer campus, and how?” The Trebuchet fonts are intended to be the vehicle that fires your messages across the Internet. “Launch your message with a Trebuchet page”.
Georgia (1994-96) Designed in 1996 by Matthew Carter. Georgia is the serif companion to the first Microsoft sans serif screen font, Verdana. It was designed specifically to address the challenges of on-screen display and hand-instructed by leading hinting expert, Monotype’s Tom Rickner. Georgia was jokingly named after a tabloid headline ‘Alien heads found in Georgia.’ If you must have one serif face for reading on a computer, then you’ve found the best one right here.