Matthew Carter Mantinia 1993

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Mantinia is a display and titling typeface designed to complement Galliard, an earlier typeface also designed by Carter. It was inspired by the writing of Italian renaissance painter and printmaker Andrea Mantegna, a historical revivalist enamored of ancient Roman inscriptions carved in stone. Mantinia is an all-capital typeface, with a set of small capitals and unusual ligatures (conjoined pairs of letters) that reference the stonecutter's craft.

Gallery label from Standard Deviations, 2011.
Medium
Digital typeface
Dimensions
Variable
Credit
Gift of Carter & Cone Type, Inc.
Object number
1067.2010
Copyright
© 2022 Carter & Cone Type, Inc.
Department
Architecture and Design
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