About this font family
D. Stempel AG released Gudrun Zapf von Hesses Ariadne in 1952. Ariadne is purely calligraphic, a set of flourished italic capitals in the Renaissance style. It is best used for initials in chapter openings, book titles, and advertisements.
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Ariadne is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.