The roman Typeface is a Serif
created by a Italian guy named
Nicolas Jenson EARLY ON, In Latin
-script typography, rOman is one of
the three main kinds of historical type,
alongside blackletteR and italic. Roman
type was modelled from a European scribal
manuscript style of the 15th century, based on
the pairing of inscriptional capitals used in anc-
ient Rome with Carolingian minuscules developed
in the Holy Roman Empire.
During the early Renaissance, roman and italic
type were used separately. Today, roman and italic
type are mixed, and most typefaces are composed of
an upright roman style with an associated italic or
oblique style. Popular roman typefaces include Bembo,
Baskerville, Caslon, Jenson, Times New Roman and Garamond.
The name roman is customarily applied uncapitalized
distinguishing early Italian typefaces of the Renaissance
period and most subsequent upright types based on them,
in contrast to Roman letters dating from classical antiquity.