Ariadne

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Credits

Designer(s)
Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse
Foundry(ies)
Linotype , D Stempel AG
Release Year
1954
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Calligraphic
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
Linotype, MyFonts
Tags
capitals, initials

Background

Since monks of the 8th century began to compile written works into books, the inital letter, of a word, sentence, page, etc., has held great importance. In this tradition, Gudrun Zapf von Hesse created the Ariadne initials, produced by D. Stempel AG in 1954.

Background Source

  • Linotype.com

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