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LTC Italian Old Style Font

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LTC Italian Old StyleDesigners: Frederic Goudy, James Grieshaber, Paul Hunt
Publisher: Lanston Type Company
LTC Italian Old Style was developed by Frederic Goudy, James Grieshaber, Paul Hunt and published by Lanston Type Business. LTC Italian Old Design includes 8 designs and family bundle alternatives. p > Italian Old Design, designed by Frederic Goudy in 1924, was digitized by Paul Hunt in 2007. In 2013, it has actually been updated by James Grieshaber and is now used as a Pro typeface. The freshly broadened Pro font consists of all of the initial ligatures, plus small caps and expanded language coverage in all 4 Pro styles.

LTC Italian Old Design is not to be puzzled with the English Monotype font also called Italian Old Style, which is an earlier style from 1911 based on William Morris's Golden Type that is based on Nicholas Jenson's Roman face. Goudy went back to Jenson's initial Roman and other Renaissance Roman faces for his inspiration and the outcome is what many consider to be the best Renaissance face adapted for contemporary use.

Bruce Rogers was one of the biggest admirers of Italian Old Style and created the initial specimen book for Italian Old Style in 1924 utilizing his trademark accessory arrangement. These accessories are now contained in the pro variations of the Roman styles- Regular Pro and Light Pro.

With most digitizations of old metal typefaces, one source size is typically used as recommendation (as was Goudy's method for his own cuttings of his Town foundry types) so that all sizes refer to one set of original art work. The initial hot metal typefaces made by Lanston Monotype (from Goudy's illustrations) and other producers used 2 or 3 masters for various size ranges to have optimal relative weights (smaller type sizes would need proportionally thicker lines to not appear thin and bigger sizes would require thinner lines to not appear to large). The variations in size varieties can likewise be affected by the size of the cutter head in making the master patterns.

The lightweight of LTC Italian Old Style were digitized from larger display sizes (14, 18, 24, 30, 36 pt) and the regular weights were digitized from smaller composition sizes (8,10,12 pt.). The fitting for the regular weights is significantly looser to permit better setting at little sizes. Really couple of font revivals take this method.

Font Family:
· LTC Italian Old Style Pro Light
· LTC Italian Old Style Pro Light Italic
· LTC Italian Old Style Pro Regular
· LTC Italian Old Style Pro Italic
· LTC Italian Old Style Light
· LTC Italian Old Style Light Italic
· LTC Italian Old Style Regular
· LTC Italian Old Style Italic

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