Polia Typeface - Specimen Book, Posters

Polia is a typeface inspired by the typeface cut by Francesco Griffo and printed by Aldus Manutius in 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.