Fidelio is a chancery italic typeface with swashes, designed by José Mendoza y Almeida in 1980. Written with a broad nibbed pen, it has Caps with swash versions, Lower Case and a wide number of ligatures. It is one of the most complete and appealing calligraphies.

Fidelio is a Trademark of BauerTypes SL


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Jose Mendoza y Almeida was born in 1926 in the city of Sèvres, Paris. He is a French graphic designer, calligrapher and type designer. He has created fonts like Mendoza, Photina, Pascal, Fidelio and Sully Jonquières. In the 50s he worked with Maximilien Vox, and from 1954 to 1959 he was an assistant of Roger Excoffon within the Olive foundry in Marseille.

After working for Lettergieterij Amsterdam, Monotype Corporation or the International Typeface Corporation (ITC), he was professor of typography at the Imprimerie Nationale in Paris from 1985 to 1990.