Aperto

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About Aperto Font
Aperto~ which means open in Italian~ has its origin in the designers extensive experience with calligraphy~ and is his first typeface. Aperto derives from the 16th century Italian chancery cursive and humanist hands whose characteristics were formed by the wide pen and the desire to create letter forms that were beautiful~ legible and easy to write. Aperto is also influenced by some of the classically inspired types of Frederic Goudy and Herman Zapf. The name aptly describes the feeling and look of the typeface~ being generously round in form and pleasing to read~ especially the italic. The upper case letters of the Aperto font are suitable for headlines and display~ but it was designed primarily for text~ with the italics and small caps harmonizing well when set within it.