Capraia is a book typeface, with a heavily quirky look when shown at big sizes, and with an irregular but attractive rhythm at text sizes. Capraia Book and Regular are designed specifically for continuous texts: Book meets a current preference of Italian publishers for lighter faces, while the slightly heavier Regular is intended for the wider international market.
True to its vocation for publishing, Capraia has a big x-height, medium contrast and wide bracketed serifs. Furthermore, its slightly flattened curves, some unconventional roman letterforms (a, G, Q) and the ‘slanted roman’ italics, along with design details such as ball terminals, give to the whole family a very contemporary appeal.
Originally the design was intended as a tribute to Caslon’s Great Primer but at a certain point the designer was enthralled by Baskerville. Capraia is the unpredicted and original result of that intense experience.
Fonts Included (.OTF):
Capraia Bold Italic
Capraia Book Italic
Capraia Extra Light
Capraia Extra Light Italic
Capraia Light Italic
Capraia Medium Italic
Capraia Semi Bold
Capraia Semi Bold Italic
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