The Zapfino Extra® font family is a calligraphic masterpiece based on a 1944 alphabet penned by the renowned typographer and graphic artist Hermann Zapf. With its many varying glyphs and bold, flowing style, the Zapfino Extra design emulates the style one would expect from the work of an experienced calligrapher.
The original Zapfino® font family was produced as a result of a Stamford University graduate, David Siegel, coming to Zapf in the early nineteen-eighties with an interest in typeface creation: specifically in the inception of a font with many different glyph variations. Although initially skeptical, Zapf agreed to work with the young designer, providing a war-era workbook filled with a beautifully inscribed alphabet. Unfortunately the project was later put on hold indefinitely because of a change in plans by Siegel, who subsequently went on to practice web design instead of type design.
Thankfully, the Zapfino design was completed in 1998 when a collaborative effort between Zapf and Linotype allowed work to recommence.
In 2003, Zapf and type designer Akira Kobayashi began reworking the original Zapfino designs, subsequently creating the Zapfino Extra typeface family. Utilizing OpenType technology meant that the new typeface boasted the ability to “make decisions” about which glyphs to use in the textual context of any sentence. This ability only served to heighten the sense of freedom in the font, finally fulfilling Zapf’s original dream of creating a flowing, intelligent and stunning calligraphic typeface.
Zapfino Extra Usage
The Zapfino Extra design’s glorious array of available variances (there are sometimes over ten different variations of any given lowercase letter) and intelligent glyph substitution system make it one of the most desirable fonts available.
The lyrical quality of the type lends itself well to traditional subjects such as wedding invitations, but also to package design and advertising.
Licenses for desktop fonts
A typical desktop font EULA will allow you to install the font on your computer for use with authoring tools including word processors, design tools and other applications that permit font selection. Fonts can also be used for creation of print documents, static images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG) and logos. The cost of a desktop font license is determined by the number of workstations on which the font is to be used.View the desktop EULA for this family
Licenses for Fonts.com Web Fonts subscriptions
The Fonts.com Web Fonts license provides access to a selection of fonts for use on websites for use with CSS@font-face. Font delivery from our global network is available through all subscriptions – even our free plan. Some plans include the option to self-host, access to desktop fonts, and use of our FontExplorer X font manager and Typecast design application. The price of a plan is determined by its pageview allowance and other features included.View the Fonts.com Web Fonts subscription license agreement
Licenses for mobile apps
A mobile app license permits the embedding of the font into the iOS, Android or Windows RT mobile platforms. Licenses are platform-specific meaning a separate license is required for each platform the font is embedded into. Licenses remain valid for the total operating life of the app and a new license is not required to cover free updates to the app.Learn more about licenses for mobile apps
Licenses for electronic publications (eBooks)
An electronic publication license can be used for the embedding of fonts into electronic documents including e-books, e-magazines and e-newspapers. A license covers only a single title but is valid for the full operating life of that title. Every issue of an e-magazine, e-newspaper or other form of e-periodical is considered a separate, new publication. Format variations do not count as separate publications. If a publication is updated and distributed to existing users, a new license is not required. However, updated versions issued to new customers are defined as new publications and require a separate license.Learn more about licenses for eBooks
Server licenses authorize the installation of a font on a server that is accessed by remote users or website visitors. These licenses are commonly used by Web-based businesses providing goods that are personalized by its users such as business cards, images with captions and personalized merchandise. Users are not allowed to download the font file and the font may not be used outside the server environment. The font may not be employed for a software as a service (SaaS) application in which the service is the actual product and not the means of providing the product. Server licenses cover a set number of CPU cores on production servers (development servers are not counted) on which the font is installed. The license is valid for 1 year.Learn more about server licenses