I have noticed that PT Serif by Paratype is virtually everywhere in all kinds of websites.
I would like to know if it would be possible to trace the origins of this typeface. By this, I mean not the history of the font itself, but rather the exploration and historiography of its forms - is there a similar predecessor (maybe from decades ago!) or an earlier design that pre-dates the current PT iteration?
Thank you very much for your help and kindness.
"The fonts were developed and released by ParaType in 2010 with financial support from Federal Agency of Print and Mass Communications of Russian Federation."
Thank you very much for the link. It is clear that the website describes the physical characteristics of the font. To wit: "The letterforms are distinguished by large x-height, modest stroke contrast, robust wedge-like serifs, and triangular terminals."
What I am looking for, though, is an ancestor/predecessor of this typeface that shares the basic features of the contemporary one. Many typefaces are somehow inspired by earlier designs (not that there's anything wrong with that!) and I suspect this may also be the case with PT Serif.
I would love that someone could be able to point out to the original model of PT Serif and draw attention to the differences between them.
Again, thanks for your quick and prompt answer.
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To me, it resembles Chaparral by Carol Twombly, or FF Tisa, or Leo from Canada Type more than Gerald Unger's Swift, or Lucida Bright. Not to mention Alegreya.