The Grande version is the typical display typeface, directly based on the text version of Questa.
“Where the text version of Questa has an almost workhorse-like quality, Questa Grande is more elegant and refined in its details. The rather robust unbracketed serifs that can be found in the text version of Questa have been replaced by thin hairline serifs.”
“Another subtle difference is the shape of the teardrop terminals. The sharp-pointed teardrops as found in the text version of Questa have been replaced by a crescent-like shape that is curling inwards.”
You can find an author’s complete description, for this typeface, at: The Questa Project.
We would also like to mention Mr. Thomas Gravemaker, of Letterpress Amsterdam, for his initiative and support, in bringing together the typeface designers, with the wood type maker and the letterpress printer, for the first time in modern times.
Each set will have a capital “A” engraved with the font name, typeface designers, type manufacturer, the buyer, set size and content, and date.
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Letterpress Questa Grande typeface, wood type printing blocks.
The typeface is available in both US and EU size standards: line or cicero.
Relief depth of 1.8 mm and total block depth is standard size of 0.918″ (Anglo – American). Please leave a message upon purchase, if you want European standard size of 23.56 mm.
French polished, end-grain beech wood.
New, uninked, unused printing blocks cut from dry, treated beech wood on a cnc milling machine, each item is hand finished.
Additional characters or other custom typefaces, ornaments, borders, patterns, etc, of different sizes or depths may be machined upon special order.
The shipping consist of regular economy postal service delivery and it is (at least) somewhere between 5 to 10 days for E.U. and 10-14 days for the United States.
Please contact us for further details or custom orders!