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Subject: Re: Optima bold in the movie "The Passion"?
From: Miss Tiffany <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 28 Apr 2004 13:17:25 -0600
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>> It is a super face with an italian root,
>
> I'm not sure how specific a root you mean, having been designed by a
> German.

The fact that Zapf came up with the original idea in Rome while
admiring the brilliance of the city and its lettering (which is
everyhwere). He even did his initials sketches on Lire.

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