Baskerville revival's what do you think?

Sun Helen's picture

Hey guys,
I am working on a school project, doing some research and working with a Baskerville revival.
As a part of my research fase I would love to hear you'r opinion on:

-What is your favourite Baskerville revival or baskerville inspired font?
- Why is this one your favourite?

-Which of the baskerville revivals or baskerville inspired fonts is you least favourite and why?

Hope many of you take the time to answer, It would be really helpfull! :)

Sun Helen's picture

ok. didn't see that. thanx

Nick Shinn's picture

Baskerville was an atheist.
Didn't believe in revivals.

billtroop's picture

>Baskerville was an atheist.

But he knew how to use apostrophes.

quadibloc's picture

This

(
http://www.typophile.com/node/12622
that is)

explains why I like Monotype Baskerville so much. I simply have no taste, preferring the artificial, the homogenized, to the genuine and authentic.

billtroop's picture

Nothing beats Monotype Baskerville in metal. If you look at a mid-century technical book set in Mono Baskerville 12 pt with 10 pt for indented quotes, you drool over the utter even-ness of colour, impossible to attain with any digital type except Sumner Stone's Cycles. The transition from size to size seems to have been particularly well done in Mono Baskerville, at least in those key sizes.

ncaleffi's picture

I have a couple of books at home set in metal Monotype Baskerville and yes, it looks great. But speaking of digital interpretations, it seems to be a shared opinion that the best versions available now are František Štorm's (Storm Type Foundry) and Lars Bergquist's (Fountain), for variuos reasons: the degree of authenticity towards the original model and the full OpenType features, among them. Besides a (not so) slightly different designs, these two versions vary for the weights/styles offer: Storm's features text display sizes, medium and bold weights (+ italics), small caps related figures, greek and cyrillic alphabets, while Bergquist's has roman and italic (and small caps), as a more faithful approach to the original "period design". They differ in price too, but both look like very strong and functional interpretations. It is interesting to note, by the way, how many different versions of the typeface has been produced, and how *really* different they look from one another. Here are some links:

Storm Type Foundry:
http://www.stormtype.com/typefaces-fonts-shop/families-114-baskerville-o...

Fountain:
http://www.fountaintype.com/typefaces/baskerville-1757/

So many Baskervilles:
http://www.identifont.com/find?font=Baskerville&q=Go

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