Edison Book Italic


    Edison Book Italic
    Part of Edison Complete Family Pack (5 fonts)
    Edison is the result of Hermann Zapf's wish to create a typeface with maximum legibility for the Digiset typesetting machine (a typesetter produced by the German firm Dr.-Ing Rudolf Hell GmbH in Kiel).

    The lowercase letters of Edison are enlarged as the result of reading tests, while the capital letters are slightly reduced. The 8 point size - normally used for newspapers - look more like 9,5 point. This enlarged x-height of the Edison lowercase letters was the result of tests on newspaper pages with bad (gray) inking to find the most comfortable proportions and the weight for the basic roman. This all is important because good typefaces tailored to the purpose of getting information easily from the printed page is of the same importance as the presentation of the message itself.

    Hermann Zapf's Edison is a modern, wilful newspaper font. Its free and individual forms mark this font as a newsprint font of the new generation. The strong strokes of Edison can give an impression of a slab serif font and its robust forms make this font very flexible. Even inferior paper and newsprint techniques cannot disturb Edison's characters or classic impression.

    In 1990, Linotype AG merged with Dr.-Ing Rudolf Hell GmbH, forming the Linotype-Hell AG (today Linotype GmbH). Since then, Linotype has been the official source of all fonts that were originally designed for the Hell Corporation. Linotype has also improved the typefaces using new technologies, including OpenType.

    Keywords: Edison Book Italic, Readable, Professional, Serif, anno 1970, Central European, Text, Book, Magazine, Newspaper, Catalogs, Manuals, Menus, Newsletters, Com

    SKU: 16841485

    Product ID: 32054

    Edison Book Italic Font Information

    Family Name:Edison Com
    Fixed Pitch:No
    Symbol Encoded:No
    Embedded Bitmaps:No
    Creation Date:2/5/2009
    Modified Date:2/6/2009
    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
    Alphabetic Presentation Forms
    Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
    1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
    1253 Greek
    1254 Turkish
    1257 Windows Baltic
    Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)