[Bug 398551] New: Review Request: gfs-theokritos-fonts - GFS Theokritos decorative font

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           Summary: Review Request: gfs-theokritos-fonts - GFS Theokritos
                    decorative font
           Product: Fedora
           Version: devel
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: medium
          Priority: medium
         Component: Package Review
        AssignedTo: nobody at fedoraproject.org
        ReportedBy: nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
         QAContact: extras-qa at fedoraproject.org
                CC: fedora-package-review at redhat.com,notting at redhat.com

Spec URL: http://nim.fedorapeople.org/gfs-theokritos-fonts.spec
SRPM URL: http://nim.fedorapeople.org/gfs-theokritos-fonts-20070415-1.fc9.src.rpm

Yannis Kefallinos (1894–1958) was one of the most innovative engravers of his 
generation and the first who researched methodicaly the aesthetics of book and 
typographic design in Greece. He taught at the Fine Arts School of Athens and 
established the first book design workshop from which many practising artists 
of the 60's and 70's had graduated.

In the late 50's Kefallinos designed and published an exquisite book with 
engraved illustrations of the ancient white funerary pottery in Attica in 
collaboration with Varlamos, Montesanto, Damianakis. For the text of 
Kefallinos' Δέκα λευκαί λήκυθοι (1956) the artist used a typeface which he 
himself had designed a few years before for an unrealised edition of 
Theocritos' Idyls. Its complex and heavily decorative design does point to 
aesthetic codes which preoccupied his artistic expression and, although 
impractical for contemporary text setting, it remains an original display face, 
or it can be used as initials.

The book design workshop of the Fine Arts School of Athens has been recently 
reorganised, under the direction of professor Leoni Vidali, and with her 
collaboration George D. Matthiopoulos has redesigned digitaly this historical 
font which is now available as GFS Theokritos.

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