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Aldine 401

Aldine 401

by ParaType
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Complete family of 4 fonts: $99.97
Aldine 401 Font Family was designed by Isabella Chaeva, Aldus Manutius and published by ParaType. Aldine 401 contains 4 styles and family package options.

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About Aldine 401 Font Family

Aldine 401 is Bitstream's version of the Bembo type family. It was designed based on the artwork of Francesco Griffo for Aldus Manutius. The prototype font originally appeared in “De Aetna” in 1495, a book by Pietro Bembo about his journey to Mount Etna. Griffo’s design was one of the first old-style typefaces, followed by Garamond, and it set the standard for text types in Europe for the next two centuries.

A modern version of Bembo was designed at Monotype under the supervision of Stanley Morison in 1929. Aldine 401 remains very popular in book design due to its well-proportioned classic letterforms and lack of peculiarities. The italic style is based on the handwriting of Giovanni Tagliente. Books and other texts set in Aldine 401 can cover a wide variety of subjects and formats because of its classical beauty and high readability.

The Cyrillic version was developed by Isabella Chaeva and released by Paratype in 2008.

Aldine 401 main characteristics:

  • 4 styles: Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic

  • 621 glyphs in every style

  • 14 OpenType features

  • Extended Latin and Cyrillic support

And if you need font files in different formats, or want to try this font, just drop us a line at [email protected], and we'll work something out.

Designers: Isabella Chaeva, Aldus Manutius

Publisher: ParaType

Foundry: ParaType

Design Owner: ParaType

MyFonts debut: Aug 28, 2009

Aldine 401

About ParaType

Paratype has been designing, developing and distributing digital fonts since the 1980’s. Our ever-growing library of hundreds of typefaces includes some of the most widely used fonts, such as Futura PT, DIN 2014, Circe, Vast, Fact and PT Sans/Serif Pro. Paratype fonts have extensive language support covering Latin, Cyrillic and Greek scripts. We also create custom fonts and provide font mastering and software services.

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