Calisto MT

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Calisto MT
ClassificationOld style serif
Designer(s)Ron Carpenter
FoundryMonotype Imaging
Date released1987
Calisto sample text

Calisto MT is an old style, serif typeface designed for the Monotype Corporation foundry in 1986 by Ron Carpenter, a British typographer.

Calisto MT is intended to function as both a typeface for body text and display text. Its stroke contrast is minimal and it preserves an even color, especially in smaller point sizes, which contributes to its great legibility. Its Roman and italic glyphs are animated by serifs and terminals that are cut on an angle to the baseline, and are concavely indented on the terminals, reminiscent of the Belwe and Palatino typefaces. Minuscule glyphs are of a somewhat large corpus size.[1]


  1. ^ Friedlander, Joel. "Book Design: Don't Get Confused By Typeface Point Sizes". The Book Designer. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  • Fiedl, Frederich, Nicholas Ott and Bernard Stein. Typography: An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Through History. Black Dog & Leventhal: 1998. ISBN 1-57912-023-7.
  • Macmillan, Neil. An A–Z of Type Designers. Yale University Press: 2006. ISBN 0-300-11151-7.

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