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Aldus

A delicate and balanced roman old typeface by Hermann Zapf (Stempel, 1954). Now a digital Linotype face, it was originally designed as a light typeface to accompany Palatino. Dean Allen [Textism] wrote: Aldus was designed to be a book-weight companion to Palatino, Hermann Zapf's exceptionally beautiful Renaissance-revival display face. Aldus is graceful, faintly calligraphic, quiet with a beautiful woven texture when set well. I'm very partial to the numerals. There are fonts called Palatino installed on millions of desktop computers; inevitably a weak and ugly parody of the original, regrettably every book published between 1987 and 1991 was set in some bad Palatino or other. This may be why I watched so much television in those years.

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