Trialling JY Alia Italic for the ﬁrst time
Since it’s a long weekend, I had to put in a few hours into my next typeface family, JY Alia. I use Alia for displaying my emailboxes’ indices, but Eudora italicizes sent-mail entries. I was sick of seeing the oblique so I installed a semi-ﬁnished Alia Italic just so what would appear would be optically correct. Feedback is welcome. It’s mostly based on my earlier JY Ætna, which in turn was based on the original Bembo. I didn’t slavishly follow the Griffo–Tagliente model and reinterpreted where I “felt like it”.
I was going to make it more Plantin Italic-like but eventually went back to a more traditional aldine style à la Blado. Posted by Jack Yan, 11:50
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