This superb calligraphic script style effectively evokes the skilled penmanship of free-flowing calligraphy. Le Griffe includes capitals for initialling that enhance the lowercase, plus many swash letters and characters designed to begin and end words with a flourish. Created by talented French designer Andre-Michel Lubac.
Justifiably, Augustea Open is one of the best-loved classical, monumental letterforms that feature a stone cut, inscriptional effect. Its stately appearance has sustained an unrivalled level of popularity since Aldo Novarese and Alessandro Butti designed it for the Italian Nebiolo Typefoundry in 1951.
Augustea Open looks superb when set with a widely spaced bias.