Cisalpin Italic

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Cisalpin Italic
The ideal typeface for cartography

The Swiss designer/typographer Felix Arnold designed Cisalpin during the late 1990s, after he had challenged himself to create a contemporary typeface that could be used for cartographic uses. Arnold came to the subject of cartographic typefaces after analyzing many maps and atlases, and discovering that there was no standard typeface for these types of documents. Like any good cartographic type, Cisalpin is very legible at small sizes. While he was drawing this typeface on his computer, Arnold used a reduction glass to refine his design, making it work in these situations. Cisalpin is a linear sans serif face, with slight resemblance to renaissance serif types. The various weights are all clearly differentiated from one another. And because space is often a premium on maps, Cisalpin runs narrow. Words close in around themselves to help them become more identifiable. The letterforms in Cisalpin are durable, and can maintain their readability when placed over complex backgrounds. They have open interior forms, flattened curves, tall x-heights, and a capital height that almost reaches the tops of the ascenders. Cisalpin also has pronounced Italics, with a very clear angle of inclination. Each letterform in the family has been optimized so that they cannot be easily mistaken for another. This again helps minimize the misunderstandings that often occur because of illegibility.

Although Cisalpin was developed for use in cartography, it may be used for countless other purposes; any font that can work well in small sizes on a map could be used almost anywhere else!

Keywords: Cisalpin Italic, Humanist, Compatible, anno 1970, anno 2000, Maps, Way signs, Std

SKU: 16742842

Product ID: 28426

Cisalpin Italic Font Information

Version:1.200;PS 001.002;hotconv 1.0.38
Family Name:Cisalpin LT Std
Weight:400
Glyphs:260
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:1/8/2009
Modified Date:2/6/2009
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
1253 Greek
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)