Felice Feliciano
Fifteenth century calligrapher, composer of alchemical sonnets, and expert on Roman antiquity, especially inscriptions on stone. He lived just long enough to see printing arrive in Italy. He was the first to recreate geometrically the alphabet of Roman inscriptions, around 1460. He started printing in 1476 near Verona. Monotype’s Felix Titling (1934) is based on a 1463 alphabet of Feliciano.

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