Polia Typeface - Specimen Book & Posters

Polia is a typeface inspired by Aldus Manutius’ roman handwritten font in the book, Hypernotomachia Poliphili.

In the book, Polia is the love interest of Poliphilo. Before drawing out letters in Fontlab, I sketched out letter variations using a broad-nib calligraphy pen. I created a specimen book using quotes from the book and animated posters to showcase the characteristics of the typeface in a more contemporary light.