By the Numbers no. 1 addendum

An Italian friend has pointed out that John Morgan’s Nizioleti typeface (alphabet?) includes numerals that have no basis in actual Venetian examples. In his opinion they are “molto inautentici e fuori posto.”  He is absolutely right. Here is the John Morgan character set with some Venetian figures below it for comparison.

Nizioleti by John Morgan Studio.

House number in Venice. Photograph by Alta Price (2010).

House number in Venice. Photograph by Paul Shaw (2013).

It should be noted that Morgan’s letters also deviate from those in Venice. Yet, I still find his alphabet quite beautiful. (And I love the “fletching” of the arrow.)