Arioso – Font of the Week

Type Gallery – Arioso

Font Designer: Gottfried Pott, 1995
Arioso™ from Gottfried Pott stems from an early form of Old Face, developed during the 14th and 15th centuries in Italy. The style mixed Roman capital letter forms with Carolingian minuscule for the lower case. This combination puts it in the same basic family as many other Italic Chancery typefaces, like Hermann Zapf’s ITC Zapf Chancery® . The pen strokes that form Arioso’s letters remain quite visible in the final product, and this contributes to the typeface’s legibility. Like most chanceries, Arioso works most successfully in point sizes from 12 points on upward. This face is part of the value pack Calligraphy for Print 2*.
* Calligraphy for Print 1 and Calligraphy for Print 2* is a collection of calligraphic typefaces.
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