Austrian designer Yvonne Diedrich created Eplica as a comprehensive series comprising three roman weights and one italic, all of which have an abundance of ligatured characters. All weights includes Small Caps fonts with additional old style numerals and ornaments, and the complete family provides an excellent tool for the most demanding of typographic requirements. Such has been the success of the Eplica series that Letraset have now added Medium and Bold Italic weights to the family. The style of Eplica has been influenced by the particular historical periods of serif typefaces. This is no more apparent than within its bilateral serif construction, in which one side reflects Old Face style and the other Modern Face style. The overall appearance, in which the letters have a strong vertical stress and pronounced contrast between lineweights, serves to evoke a clean cut style that is definitely 21st century. Yvonne Diedrich has used her extensive knowledge of all forms of roman typeface styles in order to fulfil her objective for Eplica which, in her words, "attempts to form a versatile symbiosis of classical elegance and high legibility with a contemporary calligraphic approach".