Phaistos font family


Designed by David Berlow
Just Van Rossum
Phaistos was inspired by the vibrant life in Rudolf Koch’s 1922 Locarno, sometimes called “Eve” in the United States. David Berlow explored the design through 1989 and 1990, proofing and revising the structure of the tapering verticals to enhance their movement. Italic and bold variants followed in the spring of 1991; designed and drawn by Berlow and Just van Rossum, they carry the life of the roman throughout the series

Phaistos

Phaistos
world-map Std map

Std / OT CFF

supports at least

21 languages.















Technical details
OpenType outline flavour:
CFF - PostScript-Outlines
Technical font names:
File name: Phaistos-Italic.otf
Windows menu name: Phaistos Italic
PostScript name: Phaistos-Italic
PostScript full name: Phaistos Italic
Catalog number:
167353708
Characters:
252
US$ 40
Add to cart

Features

Languages

Standard Ligatures

Tag: liga

Function: Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a single glyph which is preferred for typographic purposes. This feature covers the ligatures which the designer/manufacturer judges should be used in normal conditions. The glyph for ffl replaces the sequence of glyphs f f l.

Ordinals

Tag: ordn

Function: Replaces default alphabetic glyphs with the corresponding ordinal forms for use after figures. One exception to the follows-a-figure rule is the numero character (U+2116), which is actually a ligature substitution, but is best accessed through this feature. The user applies this feature to turn 2.o into 2.o (abbreviation for secundo).

Stylistic Alternates

Tag: salt

Function: Many fonts contain alternate glyph designs for a purely esthetic effect; these don't always fit into a clear category like swash or historical. As in the case of swash glyphs, there may be more than one alternate form. This feature replaces the default forms with the stylistic alternates. The user applies this feature to Industria to get the alternate form of g.

These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. Each font is Unicode™ encoded, and available in d

Tag: Basic Latin

Function: These fonts support the Basic Latin character set. 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.