H. BERTHOLD TYPEFOUNDRY

Berthold Baskerville Book® BE

Mac & Windows OpenType
Languages: Western Latin 1
Type Style: Transitional
Design Date: 1980
PostScript OTF $150.00

Berthold Baskerville Book Regular

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Berthold Baskerville Book Regular

Berthold Baskerville Book Italic

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Berthold Baskerville Book Italic

Berthold Baskerville Book Medium

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Berthold Baskerville Book Medium

Berthold Baskerville Book Medium Italic

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Berthold Baskerville Book Medium Italic

Berthold Baskerville Book® BE

When designing Berthold Baskerville Book, Günter Gerhard Lange analyzed and compared John Baskerville’s original type (1752–1757) and countless cuts based on the original design. Lange’s interpretation also took into account today’s printing and composing technology.

Compared to Berthold Baskerville, it is slightly lighter in weight and has more contrast in the strokes. The result is that Lange’s Baskerville is balanced yet maintains the beauty of the original design. Lange also acknowledged Baskerville’s background as a handwriting teacher with the graceful cursive capitals, particularly J, K, N, T, Y and Z.

Berthold Baskerville Book is a trademark of Berthold Types Limited.