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Trajan’s Column is a Roman monument in Honor of Emperor Trajan and constructed by the architect Apollodorus of Damascus. The column is well known for its spiral bas relief depicting Trajan’s victory in the Dacian Wars. It is located just north of the Roman Forum in Rome, Italy.

The base of Trajans column featured Classic Roman Letterforms. it is believed that these letters were first painted on, then carved into the stone. This gave them a nice free formed feel and sharper serifs. The letters are called capitalis monumentalis or Roman square capitals.

Twombly designed Trajan in 1989 for Adobe as part of their Adobe originals collection.

Serif: yes
lowercase?: since lowercase letters weren’t use in Ancient Rome, the LC letters are small caps.
Characteristics: all caps, sharp serifs, large swash on the Q.

Thanks Stacy for suggesting trajan


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