Baskerville Classico Italic


    Baskerville Classico Italic
    John Baskerville (1706-1775) was an accomplished writing master and printer from Birmingham, England. He was the designer of several types, punchcut by John Handy, which are the basis for the fonts that bear the name Baskerville today. The excellent quality of his printing influenced such famous printers as Didot in France and Bodoni in Italy. Though he was known internationally as an innovator of technique and style, his high standards for paper and ink quality made it difficult for him to compete with local commercial printers. However, his fellow Englishmen imitated his types, and in 1768, Isaac Moore punchcut a version of Baskerville's letterforms for the Fry Foundry. Baskerville produced a masterpiece folio Bible for Cambridge University, and today, his types are considered to be fine representations of eighteenth century rationalism and neoclassicism. Legible and eminently dignified, Baskerville makes an excellent text typeface; and its sharp, high-contrast forms make it suitable for elegant advertising pieces as well.

    The Linotype portfolio offers many versions of this design:
    ITC New Baskerville® was designed by John Quaranda in 1978.
    Baskerville Cyrillic was designed by the Linotype Design Studio.
    Baskerville Greek was designed by Matthew Carter in 1978.
    Baskerville™ Classico was designed by Franko Luin in 1995.

    Keywords: Baskerville Classico Italic, Classic, Elegant, English, Headline, Serif, anno 1600, Text, Funeral, Birthday, Book, Invitation, Magazine, Newspaper, Urkunde

    SKU: 15159009

    Product ID: 25544

    Baskerville Classico Italic Font Information

    Family Name:BaskervilleClassico It
    Fixed Pitch:No
    Symbol Encoded:No
    Embedded Bitmaps:No
    Creation Date:11/17/2001
    Modified Date:8/10/2004
    Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
    Latin-1 Supplement
    Latin Extended-A
    Latin Extended-B
    Spacing Modifier Letters
    General Punctuation
    Currency Symbols
    Letterlike Symbols
    Mathematical Operators
    Geometric Shapes
    Private Use Area
    Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
    1253 Greek
    1254 Turkish
    1258 Vietnamese
    Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
    437 US