About Aquino

Aquino is a display calligraphic stencil typeface inspired by a liturgic book made by portuguese friar Tomás Aquino in 1735 – Collectaneum Sacri Ordinis Cisterciensis ad usum Congregationis S. Mariae de Alcobaça.

Friar Aquino’s Calligraphy shows a distinctive typographic flavour with a uniform and consistent execution of the serifed letters. He also wrote with unconnected strokes, resulting in stencil-like letterforms.

We analysed and followed the structures of Aquino’s minuscules, and used as models lowercase letters from different parts of the book. The design of the uppercase letters however is mostly original, as we decided to make them more consistent with the lowercase shapes and their logic of construction, instead of reproducing Aquino’s decorative majuscules.

Designer: Rui Abreu & Ricardo Santos

Release Date: 2017

ABCDEFGHIJKpqrstuvwxyz1234567890

ABCDEFGHIJKpqrstuvwxyz1234567890

ABCDEFGHIJKpqrstuvwxyz1234567890

ABCDEFGHIJKpqrstuvwxyz1234567890

ABCDEFGHIJKpqrstuvwxyz1234567890

Thin

Light

Regular

Medium

Bold

Format: OTF (OpenType font)
Character Set: Latin Extended-A
Opentype Features: Stylistic Alternates, , Contextual Alternates, Stylistic Sets, Case-Sensitive Forms, Ligatures, Discretionary Ligatures, Old-Style Numerals, Terminal Forms, Initial Forms, Swashes

Azo PDF

PDF Specimen