Sophia was inspired by letters cut and written during the century or two that followed the fall of Rome. Classical orthodoxy came under the influence of foreign cultures; the alphabet, in flux, mixed Greek and uncial with its Roman forms. This period strikes me as rather like our own – cosmopolitan, receptive, diverse. I hope Sophia is a child of its times; it mixed traditional letterforms with others less conventional, and offers alternative versions of some. It was designed to be of no one culture, but at home in all.