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Leopardo, designed by Alexandre Bassi, draws inspiration from rich chancery models created by writing masters of the 16th and 17th centuries, offering a boldly contemporary interpretation.
Alexandre Bassi developed a deep fascination for these calligraphic models, captivated by the complexity and freedom of their shapes, sometimes pushing them to the limits of exuberance. Originally drawn with thin nibs and engraved on copper, these works significantly affected the initial sketches of Round hand script. Leopardo takes its name from the writing manual De caratteri di Leopardo Antonozzi, which greatly influenced the type designer.
Leopardo captures the vitality of the calligraphic gesture while maintaining the stability and coherence of a typographic system. The design reveals a rich variety of details, characterized by a quick ductus, pronounced contrast, sharp terminals, and recurring drops, which liven up the typographic colour.
This display typeface comes in four styles: Laser, Thin, Light, and Regular. It offers a generous palette of glyphs and style variants, with numerous ligatures, as well as initial and final letters that enhance typographic compositions.