About Beatrix Antiqua Font Family
Beatrix Antiqua is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro. Beatrix Antiqua is part of the Beatrix Family that takes its inspiration from the classic Roman monumental capital model: its capitals are directly derived from the stone carvings in Florence Santa Croce Cathedral - where the serifs are often removed while keeping the variable width strokes. So, even if it’s basically a sans-serif, Beatrix keeps a subtle swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif - in the same vein as Herman Zapf classic Optima typeface. In the lowercase design, Beatrix references early humanist typefaces, keeping small calligraphic details (as the prolongation of the e nose) that are especially visible in the italics. While Beatrix Antiqua, the companion typeface to
, slightly exaggerates its antique stylistical features, Florentia tries to mix those influence with a more robust & digital age ready design, featuring bigger X-height and an extended character set that covers over forty languages using the latin alphabet, as well as Greek and Russian Cyrillic.
Zetafonts is an independent type foundry based in the heart of Florence (Italy), established in 2001 by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro, and Debora Manetti. Over the years Zetafonts has been producing a prolific portfolio of high-quality type families, including language and symbols extensions: a vast range of innovative and stylish fonts suitable for digital and physical applications; in addition, Zetafonts also offers custom type design services and branding consultancy to selected clients worldwide.
Zetafonts is part of Ligature Srl, a brand focusing on typographic culture, currently also operating on projects such as TypeCampus, Italiantype, and Fontmood. The Premium Foundry Page can be viewed at: https://www.myfonts.com/a/font/premium-font-collections/zetafonts