Orpheus

Orpheus is a serif typeface originally designed by Walter Tiemann in 1928. Tiemann designed a separate italic version of Orpheus under the name Euphorion in 1936. In 2011, Canada Type released a digital revision of these two typefaces, combining them into one family with the name Orpheus Pro. The typeface features a beautiful, flowing italic design that takes on a calligraphic feel, especially in the huge collection of ornate ligatures, alternate and swash characters.

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Orpheus Specimen

Orpheus Type Specimen

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Orpheus Font Pairings

Department of Design
Jan 7, 2019
Fonts — Orpheus, Prenton, Garamond
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Oct 16, 2018
Fonts — Orpheus, Mabry
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Nov 27, 2017
Fonts — Frauen, Orpheus
Phillip Fivel Nessen
Feb 24, 2016
Fonts — Orpheus, Sofia


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