Portrait Text Font Family

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Portrait Text Font Family

 Portrait Text Font Family

With its relatively small x-height and sparkling texture, Portrait Text is meant to be used for larger sizes than a typical workhorse text face. It is best suited for books where economy is not paramount and the stylish magazines where Portrait first appeared: downtown New York fashion and arts magazine Document Journal, and design and style authority Wallpaper*. Portrait Text resembles the text types attributed by the printing historian Hendrik Vervliet to Constantin and used by Estienne in the 1530s, which had a lighter and more open texture than the text types that preceded them, and marking the move to more elegant type that culminated in the work of Claude Garamont, of whom Constantin’s type are often mistaken.

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