Pompeijana™ font family


Designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1992
Like Herculanum and Rusticana , Pompeijana™ is one of Adrian Frutiger's contributions to the "Type Before Gutenberg" series. Linotype invited accomplished designers and calligraphers to create new interpretations of scripts from the centuries before Gutenberg's revolutionary invention. Pompeijana is named after Pompeii, one of the ancient Roman cities destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Excavations of the well-preserved ruins at Pompeii revealed election notices written on city walls, and the typeface Pompeijana is based on this brisk writing. The decorative look of the alphabet is achieved by placing the emphasis on the top and foot of the letters, making heavy horizontals and diamond-shaped serifs. Frutiger added the Borders font, a set of ornaments that are true to the style of the alphabet. Pompeijana is a striking display face that speaks persuasively when combined with modern sans serif typefaces; try it on your next political poster, restaurant menu, or book cover."

Pompeijana Borders

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Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: PompeijanaLTStd-Borders.otf
Windows menu name: Pompeijana LT Std Borders
PostScript name: PompeijanaLTStd-Borders
PostScript full name: PompeijanaLTStd-Borders
Catalog number:
36741703
Characters:
45
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Ornaments

Tag: ornm

Function: This is a dual-function feature, which uses two input methods to give the user access to ornament glyphs (e.g. fleurons, dingbats and border elements) in the font. One method replaces the bullet character with a selection from the full set of available ornaments; the other replaces specific "lower ASCII" characters with ornaments assigned to them. The first approach supports the general or browsing user; the second supports the power user. The user inputs qwwwwwwwwwe to form the top of a flourished box in Adobe Caslon, or inputs the bullet character, then chooses the thistle dingbat.

These fonts feature symbol, pi, border or artwork characters. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and ava

Tag: Pi/Symbol

Function: These fonts feature symbol, pi, border or artwork characters. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in different formats. Please review the product information for each font to ensure it will meet your requirements.