German designer Robert Kolben created the font in 1997. This font is part of the Take Type Library, chosen from the entries of the 2nd International Digital Type Design Contests of 1994 and 1997. Linotype Venezia Initiale is based on the classic forms of Roman writing in the 1st and 2nd centuries found chiseled on countless buildings and monuments. Linotype Venezia Initiale is a timeless, elegant font particularly well-suited to headlines or as initials in combination with other fonts, working especiall well with sans serif alphabets. Linotype Venezia Initiale is part of the Take Type No. 2 CD which contains 230 fonts. Linotype Venezia is a trademark of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions, exclusively licensed through Linotype GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.