Roma

Credits

Designer(s)
Thomas Lincoln
Foundry(ies)
Canada Type
Release Year
2011
Country of Origin
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Classification
Sans Serif
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
MyFonts
Tags
roman, sans serif, small caps, trajan

Background

Tom Lincoln’s award-winning type design work since the 1960s has been one way or another of expressing his fascination for the Roman majuscules inscribed at the base of the Trajan Column in Rome. This time he has really outdone himself by bringing us Roma, a definitive, contemporary, mature sans serif expression of those majuscules.

With Roma, Lincoln is not satisfied with simply creating a proper “Trajan Sans”. He goes on to make it a family of four weights, with built-in small caps and oldstyle figures, then he really goes to town with the options he makes available for shading and multi-color settings. Precise renderings of the Roma capitals are provided in different fonts that can function individually or be layered atop each other for two- or three-color treatments.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on October 28, 2011, 10:18am EST

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