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A View of Early Typography up to about Second edition ed. Incisive Letterwork was awarded the contract to design and carve the lettering for the project. The first of these, Daniel Berkeley Updike of Boston, died in Both designs show classic old-style features, including top serifs with a moderate downward slope. Retrieved 19 December

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Retrieved 5 April He released it publicly as an open-source font named 'ET Book' in September The ascenders reach above the cap height. Retrieved 13 April Legibility required the largest cap height possible for the letters and a height of 33mm was made possible by narrowing the original design. Monotype's publicity team described the final italic as "fine, tranquil" in a showing, emphasising their desire to avoid a design bemo seemed too eccentric.

It is a member of the " old-style " of serif fonts, with its regular or roman style based on a design cut around by Francesco Griffo for Venetian printer Aldus Manutiussometimes generically called the "Aldine roman".

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Newspaper World and Advertising Review. Bembo Titling based directly on Bembo's capitals, but more delicate to suit a larger text size and the more geometric Felix Titling ininspired by humanist capitals drawn by Felice Feliciano in Finding a workable solution would have delayed the general release so I'll get back to it in the future.

Mercantile Empire of the Intellect. Aspects of Contemporary Book Design. Retrieved from " https: At the instance of Stanley Morison, he [Fairbank] designed in the elegant compact typeface known as Narrow Bembo, a title he detested. Bembo is a serif typeface created by the British branch of the Monotype Corporation in and most commonly used for body text.

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Journal of the Printing History Society. InManutius released the first books printed using italic typeagain designed by Griffo.

University of Iowa Press. I calmed down enough to recall that the typeface was originally designed for metal type, and most of the specimens and texts I saw were set in metal type in text size. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Besides designs with similar inspiration, a number of unofficial releases and digitisations of Bembo have been made in the phototypesetting and digital periods, reflecting the lack of effective intellectual property protection for typefaces.

The 'A' has a flat top. Retrieved 2 August Retrieved 8 December With no need to keep type in stock, just the matrices used as moulds to cast the type, printers could use a wider range of fonts and there was increasing demand for varied typefaces. It also allowed rapid development of a large range of sizes. As an example of this, Fontsite obtained the rights to resell a derivative of the original digitisation, using the alternative name Borgia and Bergamo, upgrading it bmbo additional OpenType features such as small capitals and historical alternative characters.

De Aetna was decisive in shaping the printers' alphabet.

Monotype also cut italic capitals sloped to match the lower-case, whereas in the Renaissance italics were bembi with upright capital letters in the Roman inscriptional tradition. Archived from the original on May 1, During the s when there was slight interest in the production of new "book" types, the Monotype firm—with Morison's guidance—embarked upon a program of classic type revivals which resulted in the cutting of such faces as Garamond, Bembo, Poliphilus, Baskerville, Bell, and Fournier.

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The surviving records of the progress of some of the classic typefaces demonstrate that their exemplary final quality was due to a relentless willingness on the part of 'the works' to make and remake the punches over and over again until stv result was satisfactory.

Typography for Lawyers archived. He was 78 years of age A Tally of Types New with additions by several hands ed.

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