Marco font family is a modern typeface most prominent with its perfect readability. It draws its inspiration from as early as 15th century and the works of the type designers of Italy of that time and more precisely the Frenchman Nicholas Jenson and the Italian Aldus Manutius. Both are very distinguished and important figures in the history of type design, with Jenson being the author of one of the finest roman typefaces which to this day is a standard of aesthetics and perfection while Manutius was the inventor of the Italic type. Marco font family itself bears all the marks of the works of these prominent individuals and their successors as well as a strong calligraphic “taste”. It has unique appearance characterized by informality and liveliness which is the result of very careful and skillful crafting. Marco was designed with the means to be perfect for use in longer texts and for intensive reading. And perfect it is!
Marco font family comes in 3 different weights – Regular, SemiBold and Bold with their matching Italics. It is full of features designed to make the typeface ideal for book typography – great language support for extended Latin, polytonic Greek and Cyrillic, vast number of swashes for the Italics, stylistic alternates to increase the possible choices. OpenType features include small caps, all caps, fractions, ordinals, proportional figures, etc.
Marco font family is designed by the young and very talented Japanese designer Toshi Omagari. Toshi, who studied type design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and the University of Reading, is a very hot prospect and a rising star. He was chosen to take part in a formidable project by Monotype – the first ever font marathon. The idea for this came from Nadine Chahine, the typeface designer behind Monotype’s recent Zapfino Arabic font and Toshi designed his Cowhand font in the process.
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Supported languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Asturian, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian,Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, German, Greek, Greek Monotonic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malagasy, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh, Yapese
Designer: Toshi Omagari