Optima Complete Family Pack

$310.00

 
OptimaLTStd
OptimaLTStd
OptimaLTStd-Italic
OptimaLTStd-Italic
OptimaLTStd-Medium
OptimaLTStd-Medium
OptimaLTStd-MediumItalic
OptimaLTStd-MediumItalic
OptimaLTStd-DemiBold
OptimaLTStd-DemiBold
OptimaLTStd-DemiBoldItalic
OptimaLTStd-DemiBoldItalic
OptimaLTStd-Bold
OptimaLTStd-Bold
OptimaLTStd-BoldItalic
OptimaLTStd-BoldItalic
OptimaLTStd-Black
OptimaLTStd-Black
OptimaLTStd-BlackItalic
OptimaLTStd-BlackItalic
OptimaLTStd-ExtraBlack
OptimaLTStd-ExtraBlack
OptimaLTStd-XBlackItalic
OptimaLTStd-XBlackItalic
Optima™ was designed by Hermann Zapf and is his most successful typeface. In 1950, Zapf made his first sketches while visiting the Santa Croce church in Florence. He sketched letters from grave plates that had been cut about 1530, and as he had no other paper with him at the time, the sketches were done on two 1000 lire bank notes.
These letters from the floor of the church inspired Optima, a typeface that is classically roman in proportion and character, but without serifs. The letterforms were designed in the proportions of the Golden Ratio. In 1952, after careful legibility testing, the first drawings were finished.
The type was cut by the famous punchcutter August Rosenberger at the D. Stempel AG typefoundry in Frankfurt. Optima was produced in matrices for the Linotype typesetting machines and released in 1958. With the clear, simple elegance of its sans serif forms and the warmly human touches of its tapering stems, this family has proved popular around the world. Optima is an all-purpose typeface; it works for just about anything from book text to signage. It is available in 12 weights and 4 companion fonts with Central European characters and accents.
In 2002, more than 50 years after the first sketches, Hermann Zapf and Akira Kobayashi completed Optima nova ®, an expansion and redesign of the Optima family.

Keywords: Optima Complete Family Pack, Readable, Classic, Headline, Professional, Historic, Sans Serif, Exquisite, anno 1960, anno 1990, Text, Easter, Casual, Funeral, Birthday, Wedding, Book, Invitation, Magazine, Newspaper, Screen, Architectural, Advertisment, Announcements, Business Cards, Catalogs, Dictionaries, Ma

SKU: 14704659

Product ID: 24263

OptimaLTStd Font Information

Version:OTF 1.029;PS 001.007;Core 1.0.33;makeotf.lib1.4.1585
Family Name:Optima LT Std
Weight:400
Glyphs:253
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:6/5/2002
Modified Date:5/12/2006
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin Extended-A
Latin Extended-B
Spacing Modifier Letters
Greek and Coptic
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1