Paganini

Credits

Designer(s)
Alessandro Butti
Foundry(ies)
Canada Type
Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
Canada
Classification
Serif, Old Style
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
MyFonts
Tags
serif, small caps, text

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Designed in 1928 by Alessandro Butti under the direction of Raffaello Bertieri for the Nebiolo foundry, Paganini defies standard categorization. While it definitely is a classic foundry text face with obvious roots in the “oldstyle” of the Italian renaissance, its contrast reveals a clear underlying modern influence.

In a typical Italian artistic fashion, Paganini manages to be a superb text face while having enough priceless ornamental moments to make it great in display uses as well: Check out the splayed M, the wide-tailed g, the flowing tail on the y, the high-armed k, etcetera.

While the original metal version was limited to five basic fonts, this digital expansion includes small caps in the three main upright weights, plenty of alternate forms in all fonts, a super-seductive Open font, and an expanded language support covering the majority of Latin-based languages.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on November 25, 2011, 02:43pm EST

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