Venice and the Written word
|Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia|
|Plaque to Aldus Manutius|
He immediately set up the Aldine Press under the sign of the Dolphn and Anchor, in what was then the Campo San Paternian (today's Campo Manin). His success owed much to his introduction of small and cheap editions of the classics. He also invented the Italic script, which enabled his printers to fit more letters onto the page.
The site of the Aldine Press is marked by a plaque, which can be found on the wall of the Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia.