What do we need to design a type revival? Looking beyond the limits of a definition, this book will help you understand what a revival is, how to analyse a historical model and how to approach the design from a contemporary perspective. The authors, experienced designers and educators, provide reflections and processes for designing a historical type – such as the roman cut by Francesco Griffo for the De Aetna (1496). They show insights on a method, with illustrated examples to support the work of both designers and scholars, and offer a modus operandi which can be applied to any project.
As part of the project, a revival of De Aetna roman has been designed and it can be downloaded under the Open Font License (OFL) here