Palatino

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Credits

Designer(s)
Hermann Zapf
Foundry(ies)
Linotype
Release Year
1950
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Serif
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
Linotype
Tags
1950s, overused

Background

Named after 16th century Italian master of calligraphy Giambattista Palatino, Palatino is based on the humanist fonts of the Italian Renaissance, which mirror the letters formed by a broadnib pen; this gives a calligraphic grace. But where the Renaissance faces tend to use smaller letters with longer vertical lines (ascenders and descenders) with lighter strokes, Palatino has larger proportions, and is considered much easier to read.

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Last edited by codestyle on February 20, 2010, 08:40am EST

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