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Lascaris downloadDesigner: Janus Lascaris,
Publisher: Lascaris
Lascaris is a digital rendition of Janus Lascaris' type of 1494-1496, one of the earliest extant non-Aldine polytonic Greeks. The accompanying Roman, quirky and rich in color, was modeled on humanist types of late 15th century Florentine incunabula and has been extended to cover Central European, Baltic and Turkish character sets.

With OpenType-aware applications (recommended), users can easily access the full set of abbreviations, ligatures and stylistic alternates of the original type, which - like most early Greek faces - was intended to imitate the handwriting of late Byzantine manuscript copyists.

Unfortunately the identity of the punchcutter of this unique Greek face still remains a matter of conjecture.

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1400s 1500s aldine antiqua antique arts and crafts bembo byzantine elzevir florentine greek historical incunabula irregular letterpress low-contrast medium monotonic old-style numerals oldface polytonic renaissance revival robust venetian vintage
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