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1483 Rotunda Lyon Font Download

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1483 Rotunda Lyon downloadPublisher: GLC
1483 Rotunda Lyon was published by GLC. 1483 Rotunda Lyon contains 1 style.  

Towards the end of the 1400s, in Lyon (France), was living Barthélémy Buyer, descendant of a rich family of merchants. In the end of 1472, he engaged a typographist from Liège (Belgium): Guillaume Le Roy. The first book stemming from their print shop was the Compendium breve ( by Pope Innocent III.) using Blackletter "textura".

Many books followed, most often illustrated with wood carving. In 1483, to print a French translated "Eneide", they used a venetian "Rotunda" blackletter.

Our font was inspired by this "Rotunda" set, with historical forms and ligatures enriched with accented letters and other characters not existing in the original.

Font Family: 1483 Rotunda Lyon

Tags: 1400's, 1500's, antiqued, blackletter, decorative, distressed, italian, ornamental, poster, rounded, venetian

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