Definitions for "Aldus"
Aldus Corporation (named after the 15th-century Venetian printer Aldus Manutius) was the inventor of the groundbreaking PageMaker software for the Apple Macintosh, a program that is generally credited with creating the desktop publishing (DTP) field. The founder and chairman of Aldus was Paul Brainerd.
Aldus is an old style serif typeface created by Hermann Zapf in 1954. It was named after Aldus Manutius, famous fifteenth centuty Italian printer. Aldus was designed as a bookweight text face companion for Palatino, which Zapf considered to be a display face.