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Type Style Finder by Timothy Samara

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Baroque typography is highly refined and theatrical, evolving the classical
forms of Renaissance letters toward a mannered and affected presentation.
Textura and script forms with extremes of contrast are common examples
of this style, enhanced by highly stylized joints, modulation, and exaggerated
ductus in their strokes. Extended serif faces, in which the serifs are larger
or more pronounced than in less stylized forms, convey a theatrical quality
associated with Baroque architecture: grand, formal, and exuberant. With
the Age of Enlightenment following rapidly on the heels of the Baroque
era, transitional serif faces—with sharp terminals, pronounced stroke con-
trast, and a more upright (as opposed to oblique) axis in the curved forms
such as O and Q—bring a Baroque quality to the evolution of the serif into
its modern form of extreme contrast. Baroque characters tend toward
Roman square-capital proportion but are slightly more uniform in overall
width relative to each other.
The Baroque era expanded on the cultural rebirth of the Renaissance
and its humanistic expression in elaborate detail, emotional and refined
decoration, and rich, exaggerated color.
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Baroque
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Smaragd
TM
Serif | Light Weight | Extreme
Contrast |Two-Weight Contour |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
P22 Operina Fiore
Serif | More Uniform Weight |
Swash Detail |
Exaggerated Stems |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Linotype Dala
TM
Tex t
Serif | Medium Weight |
Gothic Influence | Upright
Posture | Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
La Danse
Script | Swash Caps |
Moderate Posture |
P22 Type Foundry
www.p22.com
p22@p22.com
800.P22.5080
Aristocrat
TM
Script | Light Weight | Double
Stroke | Swash Capitals |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Linotype Didot
TM
Roman
Serif | Extreme Contrast |
Hairline Serifs |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
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D
D
D
D
TD
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Context Baroque
ITC Edwardian Script
TM
Regular
Script | Medium Weight |
Swash Capitals |
Noticeable Contrast |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Greyton
TM
Script
Script | Bold Weight |
Pronounced Contrast |
Inline Stroke |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Boston Blackie
Blackletter | Pronounced
Contrast | Heavy Weight |
Extended |
Nick’s Fonts
www.nicksfonts.com
Wilhelm Klinspor Gotisch
TM
Graphic | Bold Weight |
Squared Shoulders | Stylized
Terminals | Condensed |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Young Baroque
TM
Script | Ultra Light Weight |
Swash Capitals |
Reduced Contrast |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
Zapfino
TM
Three
Script | Light Weight | Moderate
Contrast | Small Lowercase |
Swash Detail |
Linotype Library GmbH
www.linotype.com
info@linotype.com
+49 (0) 6172 484.418
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D
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D
D
D
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Sample Color Combinations
Type Style Finder
Baroque Color
Rich jewel tones in the red and violet range—burgundy, deep,
bloody red, dark fuchsia, and velvety wine purples—underscore the
Baroque palette. Complemented by equally dark yet somewhat
desaturated green, bluish green, and ultramarine blues, the palette
evokes passion and theatrical ostentation. Deep, saturated golden
orange, nearly rustlike in quality, hints at decadence while provid-
ing a contrasting warm note to the overall cool backdrop of the
Baroque jewel tones.
36 C
100 M
0 Y
62 K
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85 C
100 M
42 Y
0 K
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75 C
100 M
52 Y
38 K
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70 C
0 M
69 Y
72 K
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100 C
32 M
45 Y
57 K
>
100 C
83 M
35 Y
0 K
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0 C
80 M
100 Y
35 K
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0 C
100 M
0 Y
55 K
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45 C
100 M
95 Y
17 K
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0 C
100 M
62 Y
72 K
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