The typeface Bembo is a serif and part of the old-style group. This font was designed in 1928–1929 by Francesco Griffo. He created the font based on Venetian printer Aldus Manutius, sometimes generically called the “Aldine roman”. Bembo is named for Manutius’s first publication with it, a small 1496 book by the poet and cleric Pietro Bembo.
This typeface got so much appreciated because of its use in the body text ad it was released many years back.
Bembo Font Family
It has been revived for use on both letterhead and formal documents but is most famous as an essential part of history.
If you take a look at the illustration above, you see among Bembo’s more distinctive characteristics, the capital “Q”‘s tail starts from the glyph’s center, the uppercase “J” has a slight hook, and the sides of the “M” splay outwards slightly. The ‘A’ has a flat top. Many lowercase letters show subtle, sinuous curves; the termination of the arm of both the r and the e flare slightly upward and outward.
Usage of Bembo Font
In terms of usage, this font has since been used across a vast range of programs, including Photoshop, InDesign Illustrator, and Microsoft Word, among others; making it one versatile choice for designers who need to be able to create various styles with ease while staying within limits imposed by their chosen discipline or project’s scope (for instance if you’re designing print materials like brochures).
Bembo has also enjoyed continuing popularity as an attractive, legible book typeface. Bembo is used in Penguin Books, the Everyman’s Library series, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, the National Gallery, Yale University Press, and Edward Tufte.
And one great thing about this particular lettering style? You can use almost any combination imaginable without worrying too much about running into problems due to both its vast availability as well as how easy to get.
Alternatives of Bembo Font
If you are interested in the Bembo font and want to download a free version, here it is. The download link is ready for the youth touch font. Click the download link below, and you will get the font immediately at no cost.