Poliphilus Regular Expert


    Poliphilus Regular Expert
    Part of Poliphilus, et al Volume (4 fonts)
    Poliphilus is a facsimile of the text of the 'Hypnerotomachia Poliphili', after which it is named, published by Aldus Manutius in Venice in 1499, using a type that had been cut by Francesco Griffo. As a design, Poliphilus is related to Bembo®, but whereas Bembo was redrawn, with the intention of making a new face based on an old design, Poliphilus is an exact copy of fifteenth century printing on hand made paper. So exact in fact that even the original ink spread is reproduced. This may not seem like a very sound idea for a typeface, but the letterforms are good and the design is functionally successful. Blado, the italic for use with Poliphilus, was used by Antonio Blado in 1539, and designed by the calligrapher Ludovico degli Arrighi. The Poliphilus type is used mainly for book and text work.

    Keywords: Poliphilus Regular Expert, Old Style

    SKU: 15165916

    Product ID: 26290

    Poliphilus Regular Expert Font Information

    Version:1.00 - February 2002
    Family Name:Poliphilus MT Expert
    Fixed Pitch:No
    Symbol Encoded:Yes
    Embedded Bitmaps:No
    Creation Date:2/26/2002
    Modified Date:3/15/2002
    Unicode Ranges:
    Code Pages:Symbol Symbol Character Set
    Hinting:0-2 Smoothed
    2-14 Hinted
    14+ Hinted and Smoothed