From the beginning Esmeralda Pro was born with a strong influence of the classical «capitalis monumentalis», carved in stone. In the same way, the origin of this majuscule writing emerged from the brush, from a way of writing made merely by hand. For this reason, these two universes were intended to lie beneath the shape of each letter, redefining them. And this combination of styles should also be reflected in a lowercase set that also allows to open up the spectrum of usage possibilities. Foundational calligraphy represented a solid base for the development of lower case glyphs, ensuring proper interaction with the uppercase letters.
Designed by Guille Vizzari, together with the tough and remarkable work of Ale Paul, «Esmeralda» –when in use– stands out in a subtle and unexpected way, almost unnoticeable. It’s delicate yet solid curves, serifs and endings give each composition a fine, elegant and exquisite feeling, along with a firm and sturdy look.
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