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Capitolium, designed by Gerard Unger, was the central part of the project for a wayfinding and information system to guide pilgrims and tourists … Read More
Capitolium, designed by Gerard Unger, was the central part of the project for a wayfinding and information system to guide pilgrims and tourists through Rome for the jubilee of the Roman Catholic Church in the year 2000. Capitolium also continues Rome’s almost uninterrupted two-thousand-year-old tradition of public lettering. Capitolium News is a sturdier version of the original typeface, optimized for news print. TypeTogether is proud to present Capitolium News 2, featuring over 250 new glyphs, support for Northern and Central European languages, OpenType features, several sets of numerals and improved kerning. Read Less
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Capitolium News 2;
Capitolium was designed in 199Now available as Opentype font with extended character set, Coranto 2. It is originally based on Unger’s typeface Paradox, and arose from a desire to transfer the elegance and refinement of that type to newsprint. Coranto 2 has a larger x-height and in many places has been made more robust.
Over the past twenty-five years newspaper production has seen spectacular improvements in paper and print quality, the introduction of colour printing, and vastly better register. Newspaper production still demands a lot of letter forms, but advanced printing brings out details better and makes typography more appealing to readers. For text type the newspaper is no longer an environment in which survival is the chief assignment.
Today, newspapers are not merely a matter of cheap grey paper, thin ink and super-fast rotary printing, and type design no longer has to focus on surviving the mechanical technology and providing elementary legibility. Now there is also room to create an ambience, to give a paper a clearer identity of its own; there is scope for precision and refinement. One consequence of this is that newspaper designers can now look beyond the traditional group of newsfaces. Conversely, a newsface can be used outside the newspaper — not an uncommon occurrence.
The update to this beautiful font family, Coranto 2, includes the addition of over 250 glyphs featuring full Latin A language support, new ligatures, 4 sets of numerals, arbitrary fractions and superiors/inferiors. Furthermore, kerning was added and fine tuned for better performance.

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