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Apolline Std Full family

  • Apolline Std Regular
  • Apolline Std Italic
  • Apolline Std Bold
  • Apolline Std Bold Italic
  • Apolline Std Extra Bold
  • Apolline Std Extra Bold Italic
About Apolline Std
Apolline family was designed to study the transition from Renaissance writing into the first printing types. It is an exploration of design methods used by people like Nicolas Jenson for adapting handwriting with its multiple occurrences. Jean François Porchez drawings were modelled after his own calligraphy at a small size (2 cm high for the capitals) to preserve the irregularity of human handwriting. The serifs were designed asymmetrically to reinforce the rhythm of the writing. The final drawings were produced at a large size (10 cm high for the capitals) to allow for subtle optimisation. The initial drawings were digitised with Ikarus to create the final roman and italic fonts.
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Designed by Jean François Porchez
End-user license agreement (EULA)
Current release
Dec 31, 2020
Initial release
Jan 1, 1993
Language support

Albanian, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Feroese, Finnish Scots, French, Gaelic, Galician, German, Greek Transliterated, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Nynorsk Bokmal Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish

Standard Ligatures, Case-sensitive Forms, Superscript, Lining Figures, Fractions
Font formats
Individual weights & styles (6 fonts)
Regular, Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, ExtraBold, ExtraBold Italic
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