Bembo

5/Nov/11

Bembo is a redesign of the 1495 font produced by Francesco Griffo. Stanley Morrison is responsible of redesigning it in 1929, even though it has been remade there is still features of the old style that he kept. For example,

minimal variation in thick and thin stroke weight; small x-height; ascender height exceeding cap height; oblique stress; short, bracketed serifs with cupped bases and angled top serifs on lower case letters.

I enjoy this typeface because it’s really clean and simple font regardless of it being a serif font, I also enjoy it’s small recognisable features, for example, the hook on the ‘J’ and the different versions of capital ‘R’.

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