Zapf Birthday Collection Value Pack

Zapf Birthday Collection Value Pack



A special collection of five unique Zapf fonts for only .

To help honor the 90th birthdays of two of Germany’s finest type designers, we present to you the Zapf Birthday Collection Value Pack! It features two great fonts by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse and three outstanding creations from Hermann Zapf. You will surely find this collection widely useful and the value pack’s discount price is icing on the cake!

Included in the collection are:

Colombine® was released in 1991 and is based on the handwriting of Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. The dynamic forms of Gudrun Zapf von Hesse’s Colombine express the dance, the lightheartedness and the liveliness of Commedia dell’Arte. The type is an excellent choice for artistic as well as festive applications. The different weights make Colombine perfect for certificates and other celebratory texts.

Diotima® was designed by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse in 1948, the italic even earlier, in 1939. Its roots had been a calligraphic sheet made by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse with the texts of “Hyperion to Diotima” by Friedrich Hölderlin. Diotima is the name of a Greek priestess in Platon’s dialogue about love and in the philosopher’s imagination she should be slim and beautiful.
The hotmetal version of Diotima was released by D. Stempel AG in 1951-53. It is a festive font particularly well-suited to invitations, programs and poems. The delicate italic draws attention to text which should be emphasized. Zapf von Hesse’s Ariadne® Initials and Smaragd™ are perfect complements to Diotima.

Marconi® was created by Hermann Zapf in 1973 for the Digiset, a digital typesetting system produced by the German firm Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Hell GmbH. Zapf’s design was developed as a text face for books and magazines. The round forms of the Marconi follow the principle of the superellipse. The lowercase letters are enlarged as the result of reading tests, while the capital letters are slightly reduced. The 8 point size – normally used for newspapers – look more like 9 1/2 point.
Marconi is a legible typeface with its large and open lowercase letters it is ideal for long text blocks in newspaper, book and magazine production.

Palatino® Sans is a 21st Century sans serif typeface from the master German designer Hermann Zapf. Palatino Sans and Palatino Sans Informal was designed as part of a group of three font families: Palatino nova, Palatino Sans, and Palatino Sans Informal. Together these three families act as the fulfilment of Herman Zapf’s original Palatino® idea. Palatino, which was born as a metal typeface in 1950, proved to be one of the 20th Century’s most popular designs. Not only is Palatino Sans Informal a completely new typeface, it is also a completely new interpretation of the entire sans serif genre. Its letterforms are curved, rounded, and soft, not hard and industrial. In comparison with Palatino Sans, Palatino Sans Informal offers eccentricities that are somewhat artistic and more individual looking. The fonts in the Palatino Sans Informal family include several OpenType features, such as an extended character set covering all Latin-based European languages, old style figures, small caps, fractions, ordinals, ligatures, alternates, and ornaments. Palatino Sans Informal can be mixed well with Palatino and Palatino Sans.

Vario is a bold brush-based typeface that is wonderful for use in headlines and displays. It is available in both regular and italic styles. Vario was first produced in 1982 for the Digiset typesetting system, manufactured by the German company Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Hell GmbH.


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