Palatino Italic typeface
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents
Palatino italic typeface includes 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 20, 24, 30, 42, 54 point sizes in cast metal type.
- circa 1950 (release date)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Palatino is the work of Hermann Zapf, and is probably the most universally admired and used of his type designs. In 1950, it was punchcut in metal by August Rosenberger at D. Stempel AG typefoundry in Frankfurt am Main, and then adapted for Linotype machine composition. Zapf optimized Palatino's design for legibility by giving it open counters and carefully weighted strokes, producing a typeface that was legible even on the inferior paper of the post-World War II period. The font was named after Giambattista Palatino, a master of calligraphy from the time of Leonardo da Vinci. Palatino is a typeface based on classical Italian Renaissance forms. Palatino works well for both text and display typography. From: About Palatino Font Family.
24 Linear Feet (9 California cases)
Palatino is a large typeface family designed by Hermann Zapf. It was initially released in 1950 by the D. Stempel AG foundry.
Type is arranged by letter within point size.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Cary Type Collections consist of relief printing types suitable for use with letterpress printing presses.
Lowenthal room, Type case 15, Drawers 13-21
Cage, Row 6
Cage, Row 6
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Palatino italic typeface was acquired from the RIT School of Printing Management and Sciences, at an undetermined date.
- Palatino Italic Specimen, Cary Graphic Arts Image Database
upper case, lower case, caps, figures, punctuation, spacing
12 pt. 14 pt. 18 pt. 20 pt. 24 pt. 30 pt. 42 pt. 54 pt.
Finding aid encoded by Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, February 2013.
- finding Aid for the Palatino italic typeface collection
- Cary Type Collections
- Amelia Hugill-Fontanel
- 22 February 2013
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Code for undetermined script
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