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Lorenzo Font

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LorenzoDesigner: Philip Bouwsma
Publisher: Canada Type
Lorenzo was designed by Philip Bouwsma and published by Canada Type. Lorenzo consists of 12 designs and family plan alternatives. p > The life time of Lorenzo de Medici (1449-1492) coincides with the rise of metal type as it displaced broad pen calligraphy for the production of books. This revolution marked completion of official Western calligraphy, as the industry employed metalworkers who designed type according to geometric measurement while calligraphers were forced to end up being secretaries who practiced handwriting systems. Renaissance Florence must have seen the marital relationship of calligraphy and typography, simply as all the other arts and sciences grew as classical knowing was applied to technical advances; however the metalworkers and geometricians measured, dissected and recast the calligraphic letters by unrefined indirect methods, and in the end took all the life out of them. Here they languished till digital type has made it possible to render the exact movement of the broad pen stroke into type.

Lorenzo is a confluence of many strains from the Middle Ages, combined within the classical consistency of the capitals. It tries to bypass metal type, using calligraphic ways to accomplish the accuracy of type while keeping the life of the stroke: a classical typeface that would recognize to Lorenzo himself along with to the modern-day eye.

The Lorenzo family comes in four weights, ranging from light to strong. Two sets of italics, one with swashed caps and ascenders, complement each weight. The family boasts substantial language assistance and an offering of over fifty calligraphic ornaments/flourishes consisted of within the character set.

Font Family:
· Lorenzo Light
· Lorenzo Light Italic
· Lorenzo Regular
· Lorenzo Italic
· Lorenzo Medium
· Lorenzo Medium Italic
· Lorenzo Bold
· Lorenzo Bold Italic
· Lorenzo Swash Light
· Lorenzo Swash Regular
· Lorenzo Swash Medium
· Lorenzo Swash Bold

Tags: calligraphic, calligraphy, humanist, poetry, renaissance, scribe, serif, swashes

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