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Re: New Bembo Release

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  • Gerald Lange
    Ludwig This might be of interest to you http://www.typophile.com/forums/messages/30/69557.html?1113621729 a current thread over at typophile Gerald ... in the
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 15, 2005
      Ludwig

      This might be of interest to you
      http://www.typophile.com/forums/messages/30/69557.html?1113621729
      a current thread over at typophile

      Gerald

      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "Ludwig M. Solzen"
      <ppletterpress@l...> wrote:
      > Recalling our discussion on the Aldine type, I'm happy to learn Monotype
      > just released a new 'cut' of its esteemed Bembo face; it is offered
      in the
      > OpenType format as well. (See:
      >
      http://www.fonts.com/FindFonts/RecentReleases/2005/04-06-2005.htm?ovmkt=JK0U
      > 0JDQ41GITSE926AMILP7V8 )
      >
      > As I noted in my short overview of different aldinesk digital
      revivals, I
      > find the digital reworking of Bembo that existed until now (going
      back on
      > its photo setting ancestor) a poor result of the hasty lucrative job
      work of
      > this day and age. It is too slim and meagre in comparison to the
      original
      > metal cast.
      >
      > I'm eager to experience about the quality of the new release. A PDF
      > letterproof is offered; an on-screen sample will not do of course,
      to judge
      > the advantage of an investment in a new version of a font I already
      payed
      > for. Anyhow, since it seems there are no optical sizes included, I
      fear the
      > reworking will prove only a slight improvement to the latter. Does
      anyone
      > out here has access to some more samples or has further knowledge on the
      > release?
      >
      > In addition, I just recently fell over the existence of an imho very
      > successful Aldine revival: the Yale Typeface by Matthew Carter. The
      font is,
      > alas, not publicly available and exclusively used for the
      university's house
      > style. (See: http://www.yale.edu/printer/typeface/ ).
      >
      > Ludwig
      >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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