Mantinia

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Credits

Designer(s)
Matthew Carter, Andrea Mantegna
Foundry(ies)
Carter & Cone , Font Bureau
Release Year
1993
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Inscriptional, Roman Inscriptional
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Font Bureau
Tags
mantinia

Background

Mantinia, designed by Matthew Carter, is a titling face inspired by the letterforms painted and engraved by Andrea Mantegna, artist of the Italian Renaissance and one of the first to study and revive the monumental lettering of imperial Rome. Mantinia contains several distinctive ligatures more commonly found in stone than in type, a set of raised small capitals, and a few tall capitals that are also inscriptional in origin.

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