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International Typeface Corporation Announces 29 New Fonts

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

WILMINGTON, Mass.--July 1, 2003--International Typeface Corporation, a major supplier of fonts and custom typefaces, has released 29 exclusive, new fonts. ITC Officina Display, ITC Oldbook, ITC Medea, ITC Kiddie Cocktails, ITC Mosquito Fiesta and ITC Volcano King are the typeface families that contain the new fonts. Complete character sets can be viewed from the "What's New at ITC" and "View Previous Releases" pages of www.itcfonts.com. "Our goal has always been to provide a diverse and versatile typeface library," said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at ITC. "The new designs cover a wide range - from eclectic, retro selections such as ITC Kiddie Cocktails, to ITC Officina Display, a suite of display faces that complements ITC Officina, one of our most famous and widely-used text families." ITC Officina Display is based on one of ITC's best-selling text faces, ITC Officina. Erik Spiekermann, who created ITC Officina, collaborated with Christian Schwartz to design ITC Officina Display. Featuring heavy, snug-fitting character forms, this new display font is ideally suited for large sizes. As Spiekermann noted, ITC Officina Display is a "series of faces designed to achieve maximum impact at display sizes." A set of four Officina Display dingbat fonts (arrows, bullets, circles positive and circles negative) is included with the purchase of any weight of ITC Officina Display. ITC Oldbook, by Eric de Berranger, was designed to simulate the look of antique printing while retaining the even color and high legibility of a text design. The ITC Oldbook family contains complementary italics, small caps, alternate characters, ornaments and old style figures. ITC Medea, a family of three fonts by Silvio Napoleone, blends elements of modern sans serif and uncial designs. ITC Medea features characters that appear geometric in construction, while others, such as the elliptical "o," contain calligraphic subtleties. The typeface is the result of Napoleone's vision to "combine the ancient and the modern to create something new." ITC Kiddie Cocktails is a retro face designed by Stuart Sandler to "lighten the mood." Sparkles dot the "i" and pop up throughout the design, and a suite of alternate caps enhances the bouncing baseline. With its spiky serifs and quirky weight shifts, ITC Kiddie Cocktails puts a new spin on a 1950s look. ITC Mosquito Fiesta, also by Stuart Sandler, features gnawed edges to create a unique display look. The uneven baseline gives it a jumpy appearance, while the design's mixture of upper and lowercase letters contribute to a cheerful appearance. ITC Volcano King is another Sandler design with a retro feel. The contrast between the bold outer shapes of the letters and the thin inline creates a distinctively rugged, yet upbeat personality. ITC Volcano King's bouncing baseline and tousled cap heights deliver a playful feel, as do a series of contrasting angles and arcs. The 29 new fonts are available for both Microsoft Windows and Macintosh platforms. As with all ITC fonts, ITC customers receive both PostScript and TrueType data for each font purchased. All ITC fonts include a license for up to five computers and one printer.

 

 

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