Talk:Bembo

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Roman & Italic[edit]

The present version of this entry reads: "Lowercase italic k has an elegantly curved stroke . . ." However, there is no "italic" version of Bembo. Strictly speaking "Bembo" refers to the range of roman characters. When Stanley Morison and the Lanston Monotype Company finished their metal interpretation of cuts by Francesco Griffo, which came to be known as "Bembo", it did not include an italic. Monotype first had Alfred Fairbank design an accompanying italic face, but it was ultimately rejected. Bembo was later paired with "Arrighi", an italic derived from the hand of Ludovico degli Arrighi. Current digital versions consequently have the roman Bembo paired with the italic Arrighi. "Lowercase italic k" thus refers to Arrighi, not to Bembo. 80.200.47.59 (talk) 10:23, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Expert needed[edit]

This article seems to express opinions on the subject with words like "elegantly," "delicate" et al. The editor who expanded this section also added four references, but without page numbers it's not exactly easy to tell if these are expert's opinions on the subject, or original research. I'm going to tag this section now for an expert, maybe someone who has access to these references cited can help. Auntie E. 19:26, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Recently available fonts[edit]

One would think this section would be for discussion of post-Monotype revivals of this face, but I found only a line about recent book projects that use Bembo. I've left it in, but it should be either deleted or moved to a section about notable book projects that use the face, which could get way too long. In the meantime I've added descriptions of the Cardo and Yale projects. Hieronymus Illinensis (talk) 11:28, 2 July 2013 (UTC)