Scrittore is a hybrid of historical letter shapes from the first half of the sixteen century. We understand the clear resemblance with the “Caractéres de Civilité” of Robert Granjon, but in fact, we were much more interested in the connected letters from the specimens found in the work of Giovanniantonio Tagliente, presented in the book “Lo presente libro insegna la vera arte delo excellente scrivere de diverse sorti de litere le quali se fano per geometrica ragione” from 1531. The work of Granjon and the Italian calligraphers is so closely related that we decided that we should escape from specific models and focus on the overall aspect and performance of the text. The result is a dark Italian Bastard with French pronounce, for a graphic design with historical punch.

Design: Pedro Leal, Dino dos Santos
Release date: 2017
OpenType Features:
Tabular Figures (tnum)
Case Sensitive Forms (case)
Ordinals (ordn)
Lining Figures (lnum)
Oldstyle Figures (onum)
Tabular Figures (tnum)
Fractions (frac)
Scientific Inferiors (sinf)
Subscript (subs)
Superscript (sups)
Titling Alternates (titl)
Discretionary Ligatures (dlig)
Standard Ligatures (liga)
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