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Urbino Italic

Some more screenshots taken during the elaboration process of Urbino italic typeface.

sorry, i don't have much context for this. This is something i have from a flattened PSD.

I am trying to pair a "play button" with type running at a 30 degree angle. After searching online for a while I thought I would ask you all.

I am looking for 30 degree angle modern italic sans (like gotham light, brandon light).

Attached sketch of what I am looking for.


Hi everyone,

I'm working on a project which needs italics with a little more oomph to them, and I'm looking for something in the transitional or modern forms. My point of departure in this search is the new Didot Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes completed for Vanity Fair. According to their own blog on the commission, the drawings they built their didone from revive a specific letterer's cuts: Molé Le Jeune.

I'm looking for an italic font with wide Latin and Cyrillic support that looks similar to this Greek font, GFS Solomos. Here's a sample, Romans 3:21-26 (the first word is in GFS Decker for small caps):

The closest thing I have right now is the italic version of Garamond, but it's not quite right--the strokes are too thin and the letters are too narrow. The sample below compares similar glyphs, GFS Solomos on left, italic Garamond on right:

Thanks so much in advance!

Looking for something to represent the typeface used to annotate images in Gray's Anatomy drawings. Thought it might be Garamond but the 'g' is wrong. It ws published in 1858. Not a big choice of typefaces then. Maybe someone knows and will tell me while I search!

I'm writing to you because I'd like to know the use or the meaning of reversed italic—left-sided italic—inside a paragraph?
I invite you to observe the case of the 1907 German Sans Serif Venus Linkskursiv.
Thanks in advance for your inputs.

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Reverse italic

I am looking for font with reverse italic. Like Brown from Lineto, or Venus from Linotype. Do you have any suggestions for more of them? thank you

I'm looking for high-resolution scans from pages of Arrighi's La Operina, which is a classic manual for calligraphy and for the 'chancery italic' approach to pre-printing-press typography. I'm aware of an on line resource of "the" work, but the resolution is too low.

The work doesn't have to be authentic and I'll consider examples of modern interpretations. I have a copy of Three Classics of Italian Calligraphy but it doesn't show enough detail.

Any help appreciated.


any clues on this epic font? Something similar perhaps?


Hey all, any ideas what this is?



Hi everybody !
The first, I wish health to all members of forum.

I have a question about "Font Info" in Fontlab Studio 5.
Please tell me know function of "Font is Bold" and "Font is Italic"
I don't understand what to use ?
Thanks for all !

See this Image:

Today italic fonts are assuming a marginal role in typography and are mainly used for emphasising purposes. Filippo Salmina from FSdesign believes they deserve more and pursuits a personal philosophy in the development of italic fonts.

“Stile”, the new font family, has been developed particularly for being used as copy font. While common italics with an angle of approximately 8 degrees while reading make your eyes quickly exhausted, “Stile” preserves them from fatigue. Due to its moderate inclination it is easily readable, really flexible and universally applicable. The cursive character of “Stile” has more to do with writing-speed than to its (moderate) inclination and is responsible also for its particularly homogenous text colour.

Looking for the typeface used for 'union special' or something very very close to it. Thanks in advanced.

Can anyone help identify this font?

Thank you!


Anyone recognise this "Club Rotation" font?

I'm looking for a versatile and (dare I say it) modern condensed grotesque, mainly for headlines and shorter texts.

I need:

- upper and lowercase
- italics
- A few weights would be nice
- the ability to use as a webfont.

I've been using this as a "placeholder" for now:

Any suggestions?

Best regards


Some of you could help me please with this font?

thx in advance

Currently finishing the layout of a work on architectural theory and aesthetics, originally published in English, though now it's the German edition I'm involved with. We've replicated the design in most aspects, however the Baskerville italic used extensively throughout for titles, references, introductory quotes... it just looks very tight and condensed by default (or perhaps even more so in the German, contrasting with lengthier words).

Is it a kind of type crime to stretch the font ? I recall hearing it's preferable to use another font altogether if the italics look wrong.

At my new job I've inherited a logo with a typeface I can't identify. Can anyone help? It has a really strange capital R and some of the caps hang below the baseline.


1. Do you know the origin and date of creation of the bold style?
I read it was dated XVIth century. I don't know the precise date and who used to initiate it?
2. Apart from the creation of italic as a specific typeface by Alde Manuce and Francesco Griffo in the very beginning of XVIth century, when was italic first used as a way of highlighting a reference or a single word inside a paragraph?


I've danced around the edges of identifying it concretely with Poetica and Norlik Condensed Italic, but neither are quite right.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Hi All!

I met this beautiful, condensed italic font (serif, but not very much) in my (previous) paperback edition of [The Design of Everyday Things] (wonderful book, BTW); but I cannot exactly identify the font.

Thanks in advance
- kib

I am trying to recreate this logotype because the original files have been lost.

It may be two different typefaces -- it's hard to tell. What the Font couldn't help me...

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