Aster (typeface)

The Aster typeface, which originated in Italy, was designed in 1958 by Francesco Simoncini for Simoncini SA to be used in newspapers and books. This typeface is fairly wide with detailed, delicate serifs; it also has short ascenders and descenders for economy of space. The New Aster font family offers a few distinguishing marks, like the spurs of capitals A, N, V and W.[2][3]

Aster sample.PNG
Designer(s)Francesco Simoncini, published by Mecanorma
FoundrySimoncini SA
Date created1958 [1]
Also known asNew Aster, MN Aster


  1. ^ "Identifont". Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  2. ^ "Typedia". Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  3. ^ "MyFonts". Retrieved 2009-10-25.