Andrade

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Credits

Designer(s)
Dino dos Santos
Foundry(ies)
DSType
Release Year
2006
Country of Origin
Portugal
Classification
Serif, Modern, Didone
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
MyFonts, TypeTrust
Tags
bodoni, caps, classic, elegant, legible, script, small

Background

Andrade was inspired by the typographic work of Manoel de Andrade de Figueiredo (b.1670-d.1735), Nova Escola para Aprender a Ler, Escrever e Contar, printed in 1722 at Officina de Bernardo da Costa de Carvalho.

This is one of the most important books, and almost forgotten, about Portuguese calligraphy and typography, and the work of Andrade de Figueiredo is among the most amazing examples of type design of the Eighteenth Century. His work inspired Ventura da Silva, a Portuguese typographer, who in 1803 published Regras Methodicas, for which he redesigned some of Figueiredo’s type specimens.

Ventura’s intention was to create a more elegant and readable typeface than Didot and Bodoni. This kind of typeface was once called “leitura” and is a transition between baroque and modern typography.

Andrade is my tribute to Portuguese typography and to the work of Manoel de Andrade de Figueiredo in particular.

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Last edited by skeen on November 23, 2009, 02:55pm EST

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