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Phinney Jenson Font

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Phinney JensonDesigner: Joseph Phinney
Publisher: HiH
Phinney Jenson was developed by Joseph Phinney and released by HiH. Phinney Jenson includes 2 designs and household plan alternatives. p > Phinney Jenson ML is a font with deep historical roots firmly planted in the fertile soil of the Italian Renaissance. Twenty years after Lorenzo Ghiberti finished his famous East Doors, the Gates of Paradise, of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence and about fifteen years before Sandro Botticelli painted his "Birth of Venus," a French printer by the name of Nicolas Jenson set up a fine print store in the powerful city-state of Venice. The fifteenth century marked completion of the afflict and the rise of Venetian power, as the merchants of Venice controlled the profitable trade of the eastern Mediterranean and sent their ships as far as London and even the Baltic. In 1470, Jenson presented his Roman type with the printing of De Praeparatio Evangelica by Eusebuis. He continued to utilize his type for over 150 editions until he died in 1480.

In 1890 a leader of the Arts & & Crafts motion in England called William Morris established Kelmscott Press. He was an admirer of Jenson's Roman and drew his own somewhat darker version called GOLDEN, which he used for the hand-printing of limited editions on homemade paper, starting the revival of fine printing in England.

Morris' efforts pertained to the attention of Joseph Warren Phinney, manager of the Dickinson Type Foundry of Boston. Phinney asked for consent to issue a commercial version, however Morris was philosophically opposed and flatly declined. So Phinney designed a commercial variation of Golden type and launched it in 1893 as Jenson Oldstyle. Phinney Jenson is our variation of Phinney's version of Morris' variation of Nicolas Jenson's Roman.

We chose a view of the Piazza San Marco in Venice for our gallery illustration of Phinney Jenson ML since many of the primary structures on the Piazza were currently standing when Jenson showed up in Vienna in 1470. The initial Campanile was completed in 1173 (the 1912 replacement is partly visible left wing). The Basilica di San Marco was substantially total by 1300. The Doge's Palace (not in the picture, however beside the Basilica) was substantially total by 1450. Even the Torre dell' Orologio (Clock Tower) might have been finished by 1470-certainly by 1500.

Phinney Jenson ML has a 'rough-and-ready' strength, appropriate for headings and short blocks of text. We have sought to preserve some of the crudeness of the nineteenth-century original. For contrast, see the more refined Centaur, Bruce Rogers's interpretation of Jenson Roman. Phinney Jenson ML has a strong presence that will help your documents stand out from the Times New Roman blizzard that threatens to cover us all.

Phinney Jenson ML Includes:

1. Glyphs for the 1252 Western Europe, 1250 Central Europe, the 1252 Turkish and the 1257 Baltic Code Pages. Accented glyphs for Cornish and Old Gaelic. Total of 393 glyphs. 400 kerning pairs.

2. OpenType GSUB design functions: onum, pnum, salt, liga, dlig, hisy and ornm.

3. Tabular (std), proportional (opt) & & old-style numbers (choose).

5. CcNnOoSsZz-kreska available (salt).

Font Family:
· Phinney Jenson
· Phinney Jenson Bold

Tags: 1890s, american, italian, oldstyle, retro, revival, serif, venetian, vintage

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