designed by Francesco Griffo
in 1495 for the publisher Aldus Manutius
. It is still in common use. It was first used in De Aetna
, a work by the great scholar
(and later cardinal
) Pietro Bembo
(1470-1547). The modern face was given the name Bembo by Monotype
It is more compact than Garamond, which it resembles. The ascenders of lower-case letters are slightly high than its capital letters.