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Monotype Italian Old Style

Monotype Italian Old Style™

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Complete family of 4 fonts: $125.99
Monotype Italian Old Style Font Family was designed by Frederic W. Goudy, Monotype Studio and published by Monotype. Monotype Italian Old Style contains 4 styles and family package options.

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About Monotype Italian Old Style Font Family


Italian Old Style™ was designed by Frederic W. Goudy for the Lanston Monotype Company in the USA. Goudy was asked by Monotype to copy Cloister Oldstyle, a successful font that belonged to a competing foundry (it was designed by Morris Fuller Benton, see Cloister Open Face). Goudy refused on grounds of ethics, and instead talked Monotype into producing a new face. This he based freely on fifteenth century Venetian types, which were the same historical models used by Benton for Cloister and later by Bruce Rogers for Centaur. Goudy's result was Italian Old Style, released by Monotype in 1924, and considered by many to be one of Goudy's best fonts for book typography."

Designers: Frederic W. Goudy, Monotype Studio

Publisher: Monotype

Foundry: Monotype

Original Foundry: Monotype Typography

Design Owner: Monotype

MyFonts debut: Dec 12, 2001

Monotype Italian Old Style™ is a trademark of The Monotype Corporation and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

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