Designed by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan in 2012, The Simonetta font is named in honour of Simonetta Vespucci. She was considered to be the most beautiful woman in Renaissance Florence and was nicknamed ‘La Bella Simonetta’. She was a model for Sandro BotticelliХs painting ‘The Birth of Venus’ and many others of his female characters.
The Simonetta font is inspired by Italian Humanistic typefaces, but it’s a contemporary font with a lot of original features. It has one-sided serifs and soft drops. It’s slightly slanted (some two degrees) and the Italics have the same slant. The Romans and Italics differ from each other only in the shapes of the characters. The Italics are much more calligraphical and angular.