Telegdi Old Style

Realise date: 06.2012 | by Amondo Szegi | Customer: IHOF | 6 weights + ornaments | $89

The Telegdi OS is one of the most successful font families of International House of Fonts and Fontanatype that has turned everything you have ever known about Baroque typefaces upside down. It can be used as text and as a display text. However, and now it is available as a web font.

Telegdi Old Style is a font family inspired by the unique, historical character of Jesuit press letters in Nagyszombat. High contrast, thin serifs, sharp terminals, and large x-height are the key features for distinctive headlines. The whole family consists of 5+1 weights and real italics, small caps, swash caps glyphs, old-style, tabular figures, and fractions. It covers an extended Latin script. Every weight has almost 600 glyphs.

Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi purchased the Vienna Jesuit press in 1577 and started to work immediately with its own worn-out typefaces. His first works were publications of his own speeches. The Telegdi Old Style typefaces evoke a historical feel, with their authentic, highly distressed style.

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