Palatino® font family

Designed by Hermann Zapf in 1986

About Palatino® font family

Palatino is the work of Hermann Zapf, and is probably the most universally admired and used of his type designs. In 1950, it was punchcut in metal by August Rosenberger at D. Stempel AG typefoundry in Frankfurt am Main, and then adapted for Linotype machine composition. Zapf optimized Palatino's design for legibility by giving it open counters and carefully weighted strokes, producing a typeface that was legible even on the inferior paper of the post-World War II period. The font was named after Giambattista Palatino, a master of calligraphy from the time of Leonardo da Vinci. Palatino is a typeface based on classical Italian Renaissance forms. It has become a modern classic in itself, and is popular among professional graphic designers and amateurs alike. Palatino works well for both text and display typography. The new Palatino™ Linotype is an OpenType version with many newly designed characters in four large character sets; including extensive support for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Central European languages. Additionally Hermann Zapf made together with Akira Kobayashi the Palatino nova family with more weights and versions and a Palatino Sans companion family.
More related documents:
Font Collections: Palatino nova – Palatino Nova
Font Feature: The three Palatino families by Hermann Zapf
Fonts by Inspiration: Book & Magazine Fonts
Font Feature: Oscar-awarded Movie Fonts 2012
Type Gallery: Palatino
Font Designer: Hermann Zapf
Font Feature: The Lifestory of Hermann Zapf – The Typefaces Palatino and Optima


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21 languages.

Palatino Family

(10 Typefaces) -  1 variant
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