The latest in my long list of typographic crushes is Aphrodite Slim Pro by Argentina’s Typesenses (Maximiliano Sproviero and Sabrina Mariela Lopez).

Published in 2009, it’s a couple of years old now but it works like it was made specifically for modern wedding invitations. It’s a near-perfect balance of fine calligraphy and elegant typography. It is delicate and meticulous in its 1,000 letterforms (or glyphs, as they’re known in the industry). This gives me a lot of options when working the wording of a custom stationery ensemble. Names flows like silk ribbon across the paper. Aphrodite is lush, not stuffy or overly cute.

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Seeing it published in Real Simple magazine and the Restoration Hardware catalog reaffirms by love for this playful yet refined typeface. What do you think? Would you like to see your names set in Aphrodite?

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