Gudrun Zapf von Hesse designed Diotima for D. Stempel AG. The roman was released in 1951, and the companion italic in 1953.
As with many of her faces, Diotima has a lively, calligraphic quality. The roman is light, with a generally wide lowercase. Characteristic letters are the splayed uppercase M, with no head serifs, and the lowercase g, with its open lower bowl. The italic is only slightly inclined and quite narrow. As Robert Bringhurst points out in The Elements of Typographic Style (see Type Bibliography in the Help view list), “The face is named, aptly, for the earliest woman philosopher on record: Diotima of Mantinea, whose metaphysic of love is recited in Plato’s Symposium by her former student, Socrates.” More…
Diotima has many uses, but works particularly well for ads, posters, sales literature, and well-leaded text.
Diotima® Font families
The Diotima® includes the following font families:
Diotima LT Std Roman
Diotima LT Std Italic
Here is a preview of how Diotima® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
Is Diotima® A free font? Is Diotima® Free to Download?
No,Diotima® is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid.
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There is no point trying to find a free download of Diotima® so please don't waste your time looking.
It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Diotima® for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Diotima® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Diotima® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)