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Medusa pays tribute to Ramón Stirling, an acclaimed Spanish calligrapher who worked in Barcelona from the mid-1800s. As a point of departure for this script, Ramiro Espinoza analyzed formal English handwriting and the ways in which it had been (mis)appropriated by the typographic technologies of different eras. Typefaces derived from roundhand scripts tend to be vulgarized and stripped of the beauty inherent in the canon of commercial handwriting. Espinoza decided that, rather than forcing the shape of complex letters to conform to technology, he would push technology to respect the original grace of the letters. Medusa features wildly ornate capitals that depart slightly from Stirling’s originals to hew more closely to the rest of the alphabet. Espinoza also drew several swashes and ligatures from scratch. And, unusually, the script includes a full set of small caps, carefully designed to create an all-caps setting that harmonizes with the classic copperplate script. A separate set of modular swashes can be used to create elaborate decorative headings and cartouches. Medusa won a Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in 2014. Retype, 2014.

For additional license options like app, enterprise, multi-user, and self-hosted web, visit Medusa on Type Network.

Type Designer


Retype Foundry is a two-person independent digital type foundry based in The Hague. Ramiro Espinoza, who founded the company in 2007, manages it in close collaboration with his partner, editorial designer Paula Mastrangelo. Retype’s catalogue reflects the pair’s interest in editorial design and a keen familiarity with Dutch type history.

Discerning design studios and art directors looking for solid, modern-looking type families will find in Retype a well-crafted and diverse selection of typefaces, many of which have won design awards. The foundry’s work meets even the most exacting requirements for aesthetics, legibility, and originality.

Companies in need of a unique visual identity can also turn to Retype for custom typeface design, as well as the fine-tuning of existing fonts, pieces of lettering, and logos.

Licensing Information
The full Adobe Fonts library is cleared for both personal and commercial use.

As with everything from Adobe Fonts, you can use these fonts for:

Design Projects

Create images or vector artwork, including logos

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Embed fonts in PDFs for viewing and printing

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And more…

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Visit Retype to purchase additional licensing and services, including:
Mobile Apps: Embed fonts in your app UI
Self Hosting: Host web font files on your own server
Custom Services: Request modifications or bespoke fonts directly from the foundry
Volume licensing: Use the fonts across your whole organization
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How to Use

You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Here’s what to look for.


In application font menus, this font will display:

{{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_family_name}} {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_subfamily_name}}


To use this font on your website, use the following CSS:

font-family: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.family.css_font_stack.replace('"', '').replace('",', ', ')}};
font-style: italicnormal;
font-weight: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.font.web.weight}};

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

Fonts in the Adobe Fonts library include support for many different languages, OpenType features, and typographic styles.