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Victor Scholderer

Designer (1880-1971) of "New Hellenic" (1927-1928), a very elegant Greek typeface with original capitals, and a lower case that is based upon a 15th century Venetian typeface ascribed to Giovanni Rosso (Rubeus). He published Greek Printing Types 1465/1927 (Mastoridis Publications, Typophilia, 1995). Scholderer was curator in the British Museum Library. In 1927, Scholderer, on behalf of the Society for the Promotion of Greek Studies, got involved in choosing and consulting the design and production of a Greek type called New Hellenic cut by the Lanston Monotype Corporation. He chose the revival of a round, and almost monoline type which had first appeared in 1492 in the edition of Macrobius, ascribable to the printing shop of Giovanni Rosso (Joannes Rubeus) in Venice. New Hellenic was the only successful typeface in Great Britain after the introduction of Porson Greek well over a century before. The Greek Font Society digitized the typeface (1993-1994) funded by the Athens Archeological Society with the addition of a new set of epigraphical symbols. Later (2000) more weights were added (italic, bold and bold italic) as well as a Latin version. That type family is called GFS Neohellenic (1993-2000, George Matthiopoulos and Takis Katsoulidis).

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file name: G F S Neohellenic 1993 2000 Barbaros


file name: G F S Neohellenic 1993 2000 Barbaros


file name: G F S Neohellenic 1993 2000 Greek L C


file name: G F S Neohellenic 1993 2000 Latin Part


file name: Takis Katsoulidis George Matthiopoulos G F S Neo Hellenic 2007


file name: Takis Katsoulidis George Matthiopoulos G F S Neo Hellenic 2007b


file name: G F S Neohellenic 1993 2000


file name: G F S Neohellenic 1993 2000







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