Piranesi's Initials - Type Specimen

Melton, Jon (2018) Piranesi's Initials - Type Specimen. Emfoundry, Cambridge, UK.

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Type specimens are defined as typographic design that showcases a typeface design and its use. These Initial letters were revived directly from an original engraving by Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s of plate 41 Fig. II and III of Le Antichità Romane, and the design extended to include all 26 Capitals. Including a specific ‘G’ that reflects the Roman creation of the letter from an Etruscan ‘C’. These Pirenesi’s Initials were presented ‘in their development’ at ATypI18 Antwerp in September 2018. Research Question(s): How will engaging in practice-based research inform the development of a new primal sans typeface, leading to new insights into the context of the serif-less letterforms of the eighteenth-century?

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: This series of practice-based research Type Design Specimens have informed the production of the ETRVSCAN typeface by Jon Melton
Keywords: Type Design, Type Specimens
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 11:00
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 12:26
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/704762

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