1483 Rotunda Lyon font family


Designed by Gilles Le Corre in 2010

About 1483 Rotunda Lyon font family

Towards the end of the 1400s, in Lyon (France), was living Barthélémy Buyer, descendant of a rich family of merchants. In the end of 1472, he engaged a typographist from Liège (Belgium): Guillaume Le Roy. The first book stemming from their print shop was the Compendium breve ( by Pope Innocent III.) using Blackletter “textura”. Many books followed, most often illustrated with wood carving. In 1483, to print a French translated “Eneide”, they used a venetian “Rotunda” blackletter. Our font was inspired by this “Rotunda” set, with historical forms and ligatures enriched with accented letters and other characters not existing in the original.

1483 Rotunda Lyon

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1483 Rotunda Lyon

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1483 Rotunda Lyon Regular -  2 variants
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