Basis for Zine was a headline font made for a German newspaper (Sächsische Zeitung); in 1996/97, but it was only a starting point. Ole Schäfer completely re-drew the face, adjusting letter forms and adding weights. He also addressed something that has long been a problem in newspaper and magazine design, that of finding sans and serif faces that work together as headline fonts. His solution was to draw them all right from the start: serif, sans serif and slab serif(slab is not yet available in Greek);, effectively covering the entire spectrum. As display fonts, these Zines are best suited to headlines, sublines, titles, photo credits, etc., but set a little looser they are fine for text as well.
Greek Zine Serif was designed as a font to be used in headlines for the newspaper "Apogevmatini."However it was also quickly used in the newspapers' texts.