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ktinkel
06-24-2005, 08:09 AM
In Type Design Developments 1970 to 1985, a small book by L.W. Wallis, I found this list of the half dozen most popular ITC fonts:

Souvenir (released 1970)
Avant Garde Gothic (1970)
Korinna (1974)
ITC Garamond (1975–77)
Benguiat (1979)
Tiffany (1974)
Four were based on 19th or early 20th-century originals: Souvenir (ATF 1914); Korinna (Berthold 1904); ITC Garamond (ATF 1917); and Tiffany, an amalgam of Ronaldson (MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan 1884) and Caxton (ATF 1904-ish; not at all like the Caxton in modern type libraries).

All exemplify the ITC credo of tall x-height and close letterfit.

So no surprises, but kind of interesting to have chapter and verse.

annc
06-24-2005, 11:49 AM
In Type Design Developments 1970 to 1985, a small book by L.W. Wallis, I found this list of the half dozen most popular ITC fonts:


Souvenir (released 1970)
Avant Garde Gothic (1970)
Korinna (1974)
ITC Garamond (1975–77)
Benguiat (1979)
Tiffany (1974)
Four were based on 19th or early 20th-century originals: Souvenir (ATF 1914); Korinna (Berthold 1904); ITC Garamond (ATF 1917); and Tiffany, an amalgam of Ronaldson (MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan 1884) and Caxton (ATF 1904-ish; not at all like the Caxton in modern type libraries).

All exemplify the ITC credo of tall x-height and close letterfit.

So no surprises, but kind of interesting to have chapter and verse.No, no surprises there at all. And they're all still around.

donmcc
06-27-2005, 02:59 PM
Souvenir was huge in the 80s. I remember a newspaper chain I was working at converted all five newspapers to it for the body copy. The heads were Avant Garde, a horrid face for newspaper headings, with a character count of five or six letters per line on a single column heading.

I wonder if that is why I detest ITC fonts now (the x-height thing, mostly).

Don McCahill

ktinkel
06-27-2005, 04:30 PM
Souvenir was huge in the 80s. I remember a newspaper chain I was working at converted all five newspapers to it for the body copy. The heads were Avant Garde, a horrid face for newspaper headings, with a character count of five or six letters per line on a single column heading.

I wonder if that is why I detest ITC fonts now (the x-height thing, mostly).
Or just unnaturally inherent good taste?