Orlando Furioso Type Club
OF Pompilia Capitals
This typeface is a modern interpretation of the ancient Capitalis Monumentalis – the Roman Capitals. The proportions and the letterforms of this histoical sample were respected to design an elegant and delicate display font.
This project inherited the name of the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius (753–673 BC, reigned 715–673 BC). Numa was traditionally celebrated by the Romans for his wisdom and piety. In addition to the endorsement by Jupiter, he is supposed to have had a direct and personal relationship with a number of deities, most famously the nymph Egeria, who according to legend taught him to be a wise legislator.