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LTC Italian Oldstyle Font

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LTC Italian OldstyleDesigners: Frederic W. Goudy, James Grieshaber, Paul Hunt
Publisher: P22 Type Foundry
Developed by Frederic W. Goudy, James Grieshaber and Paul Hunt, LTC Italian Oldstyle is a serif typeface family. This typeface has four designs and was released by P22 Type Foundry.

Italian Old Design, designed by Frederic Goudy in 1924, was digitized by Paul Hunt in 2007. In 2013, it has been updated by James Grieshaber and is now provided as a Pro typeface. The newly expanded Pro typeface consists of all of the original ligatures, plus small caps and expanded language coverage in all 4 Pro styles.

LTC Italian Old Design is not to be confused with the English Monotype typeface likewise called Italian Old Style, which is an earlier design from 1911 based upon William Morris's Golden Type that is based on Nicholas Jenson's Roman face. Goudy returned to Jenson's original Roman and other Renaissance Roman faces for his inspiration and the result is what many consider to be the finest Renaissance face adapted for modern-day use.
Bruce Rogers was among the biggest admirers of Italian Old Style and developed the original specimen book for Italian Old Design in 1924 utilizing his trademark accessory arrangement. These accessories are now consisted of in the professional variations of the Roman styles- Regular Pro and Light Pro.

With most digitizations of old metal typefaces, one source size is typically utilized as referral (as was Goudy's approach for his own cuttings of his Town foundry types) so that all sizes describe one set of initial artwork. The initial hot metal fonts made by Lanston Monotype (from Goudy's drawings) and other makers utilized 2 or 3 masters for different size varies to have optimum relative weights (smaller type sizes would require 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 impacted by the size of the cutter head in making the master patterns.

The lightweight of LTC Italian Old Style were digitized from bigger screen 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 enable better setting at small sizes. Very couple of font revivals take this approach.

Font Family:
· LTC Italian Oldstyle Light
· LTC Italian Oldstyle Light Italic
· LTC Italian Oldstyle Regular
· LTC Italian Oldstyle Italic

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