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Agfa Monotype Announces 22 New Fonts on Fonts.com

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

NEW YORK--Feb. 19, 2002--Seybold Seminars, NY--Agfa Monotype Corporation, a major provider of fonts and font technologies worldwide, today announced 22 new fonts that are now available exclusively from Agfa Monotype and through its Web site, www.fonts.com. The new fonts comprise six typeface families: Tugboat Annie(TM), Mustang Sally(TM), Woodley Park(TM), Cruz Handy(TM), Maidenhead(TM) and Haarlemer(TM). Complete character sets of the new releases can be viewed at www.fonts.com/new. "These new releases reinforce our dedication to creating an exclusive typeface offering that is deep, rich and wide,'' said Allan Haley, director of new typeface development at Agfa Monotype. "With a selection of over 7,000 fonts, new releases every month and live customer support, fonts.com is the most comprehensive and convenient place to shop for fonts on the Internet.'' Tugboat Annie & Mustang Sally Self-described "typographic archaeologist'' Nick Curtis found the inspiration for Mustang Sally and Tugboat Annie in a classic type manual. With a triline design, stylized capitals, and a high-spirited lowercase `g,' Mustang Sally is pure art deco. Tugboat Annie is a tamer, solid version of the same design. Both outgoing Sally and the more demure Annie are single-weight designs with charm and presence. Woodley Park Woodley Park is based on an all-caps typeface called Sylvan, which Nick Curtis discovered in a 1930s type specimen book from Heller-Edwards Composition of Chicago. Enchanted by the unusual inline treatment and the sinuous grace of Sylvan, Curtis expanded the character set to include lowercase letters. The result is a versatile, single-weight design with a 1930s personality--Garamond meets Jean Harlow. Cruz Handy Created by Ray Cruz, Cruz Handy is a two-weight family of scripts, full of zings and spins that capture the flavor of quickly drawn broad-brush lettering. At large sizes, the ends of the brush strokes are apparent. As point sizes drop, these disappear; what's left is a fanciful, almost monoline script. Swash letters and logotypes are included. Maidenhead Named after a small English town on the River Thames, Maidenhead is dynamic, tactile, and downright striking. The square capitals in this Richard Yeend design contrast with almost painterly lowercase forms, creating a classic, warm typographic message. A three-weight family with traditional italic counterparts (that is, with upright capitals), Maidenhead is an obvious choice when a touch of history or sense of tradition is desired. Haarlemmer Haarlemmer is a recreation of a never-produced Jan Van Krimpen typeface. The original was in the process of being edited to conform to the crude standards of typesetting machines when work on the project was halted. Sixty years later, Frank E. Blockland revived the project with Van Krimpen's original intentions. Haarlemmer is a hefty 12-weight family and is the newest addition to the Monotype Classics typeface library.

 

 

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