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Giovanbattista Palatino

Or Giovanni Battista Palatino. Giovanbattista Palatino, b. Rossano, Italy, d. ca. 1575, Naples. The calligrapher's calligrapher, was the most prolific designer in the first half of the sixteen century. Palatino designed 29 different scripts, and also designed, not only Latin but, German, Hebrew, Chaldee, Arabic, Greek, Egyptian, Syrian, Indian, Cyrillic and several other alphabets. In 1540 he published a writing instruction and lettering book entitled Libro nuovo d'imparare a scrivere. In 1566, he wrote Compendio dl Gran Volume.

Palatino is also the name of a famous typeface designed in 1948 by Hermann Zapf at Linotype. Akira Kobayashi, the Palatino typeface family was expanded. Linotype released the Palatino Nova in 2005 and Palatino Sans and Palatino Sans Informal in 2006 as a joint effort of Hermann Zapf and Akira Kobayashi. Copies or near-copies of Zapf's Palatino include Book Antiqua (by Monotype, distributed by Microsoft---this typeface did not have Zapf's blessing and may well have led Zapf to resign from ATypI), URW Palladio L (on which Zapf collaborated), TeX Gyre Pagella (free), Zapf Calligraphic 801 (by Bitstream, approved by Zapf), Zapf Renaissance Antiqua (by Scangraphic), Paltus (URW), Palladium (Compugraphic), Palm Strings (Corel), Parlament (Scangraphic), Patina (Alphatype), pal (GoScript), Palladio (by SoftMaker), palazzo (by SoftMaker), and FPL Neu (based on URW Palladio L).

View various digital implementions of Zapf's Palatino.

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file name: Palatino Letra


file name: Palatino Libro Nuovo Cyrillic 1545


file name: Palatino Sans formal


file name: Akira Kobayashi Hermann Zapf Palatino Sans 2006


file name: Hermann Zapf Palatino 1948


file name: Hermann Zapf Palatino 1948 Poster by Mayte Menchaca 2017b


file name: Hermann Zapf Palatino 1948 Poster by Rachael Alling 2015


file name: Hermann Zapf Palatino 1948 Poster by Guillermina Luna 2016


file name: Akira Kobayashi Hermann Zapf Palatino Sans Pro Bold 2006


file name: Akira Kobayashi Hermann Zapf Palatino Sans Pro Regular 2006


file name: Akira Kobayashi Hermann Zapf Palatino Sans Pro Ultralight 2006


file name: Giovambattista Palatino Photo


file name: U R W Palladio U R W Medium 2010


file name: Te X Gyre Pagella


file name: e Foundry Tex Gyre Pagella







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