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Font Optima by Hermann Zapf

Optima is a humanist sans-serif typeface designed by Hermann Zapf between 1952-1955 for the D. Stempel AG foundry, Frankfurt, Germany.

Admitting that classified as a sans-serif, Optima has a scheming bulge at the incurable producing a innuendo of a glyphic serif. Optima’s conception follows humanist lines, but its italic distinct is purely an banking, essentially a sloped roman without representative italic letterforms such as a individual level a and rounded lewd of v and w. This is more representative of a realist sans-serif such as Helvetica or Univers. Also unconventional for the current sans, Optima’s capitals (like Palatino’s) are at once derived from the first-rate Roman huge large letter brand (one other unquestionably executed criterion is Meier’s Syntax). It is wholly from the respect in Zapf’s designs that he regards the Roman capitals as criterion forms, and his executions in kidney show the opinion. Like Palatino, another Zapf point, Optima is both substantially admired and much imitated. Optima and Palatino are trademarks of Linotype (a Monotype players).
In the Bitstream font omnium gatherum, Zapf Humanist is provided as an Optima clone. Other Optima clones contain Optane from the WSI Fonts garnering, Sumptuous by Rubicon Computer Labs Inc., Ottawa from Corel, CG Omega and Eterna. Easily to hand implementations classify MgOpen Cosmetica (On tap with activate horse’s mouth entitle) and URW Classico (within reach with URW Font package deal from Ghostscript).

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Optima is the typeface familiar on the Vietnam Veterans Plaque. Optima, or a idea of it known as Unequalled, has been reach-me-down by Marks & Spencer. Optima was familiar by the 2008 John McCain presidential drive, perhaps a pertinence to its use on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This typeface is also occupied by the Mexican Group Custody Society in its institutional images.

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