... is the name of the typeface which Francesco Griffo, working for the Aldine Press under Aldus Manutius, cut for Venetian scholar Cardinal Pietro Bembo in 1495.

One of the noteworthy things about Bembo is the  fascination which contemporary graphic designers show for this 500+ year old typeface. Below are an anonymous poster based upon Bembo (top), "Bembo Type Work" by *Xantiel (middle), and "Font Poster" by creativespirit18 (bottom); all found on a forum thread of

And of course no post on the influences of Bembo on contemporary graphic design would ever be complete without a link to that utter delight Bembo's Zoo:

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