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The Pastonchi Face

Image of The Pastonchi Face

Introduction by Mardersteig explains the genesis of the Pastonchi face, a type developed by Francesco Pastonchi, his stated desire was for it to have "the greatest clearness and legibility of print, and be beautiful in its outward form." Reproduction of stone of St. Ambrogio at Milan, where he derived some of the capitals facing text of the stone’s inscription in his type, title page of one of the books from the Pastonchi edition tipped in, and 14 specimens of varying format, displaying types 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 24 point roman and italic, in the French, German, English and Italian languages.