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Agfa Monotype and ITC Claim Awards for Two New Typefaces

Thursday, April 04, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Woodley Park, ITC Jeepers among Winners at Type Directors Club "TDC2 2002" Wilmington, Massachusetts, April 4, 2002 - Agfa Monotype Corporation and its subsidiary, International Typeface Corporation (ITC), today announced that two of their fonts, Woodley Park and ITC Jeepers, were honored as representing the best in type design for the year 2001. The Type Directors Club of New York City recently presented the awards during its annual competition, this year entitled "TDC2 2002." The winning designs can be viewed on Agfa Monotype's Web site, www.fonts.com. Nick Curtis, a type designer who has produced numerous fonts for Agfa Monotype and ITC, created both award winners. "As a self-professed typographic archaeologist, I enjoyed the challenge of breathing new life into these sinuous, charming and long-forgotten faces," Curtis said. "To keep them in good company, I offered the final products to Agfa Monotype, the company that provides the most selection and quality." "Woodley Park and ITC Jeepers exemplify Agfa Monotype's dedication to setting the highest standards for typeface quality and design," said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Agfa Monotype. "We are honored by these awards and look forward to continuing to release exceptional designs into our typeface libraries." Woodley Park and ITC Jeepers can be previewed and purchased on fonts.com. ITC Jeepers can also be found on www.itcfonts.com, ITC's Web site dedicated solely to ITC fonts. ITC Jeepers and Woodley Park Inspired by a 1920s poster for a German bookseller, Curtis designed ITC Jeepers as a monoweight, slab serif design with a friendly personality, ideal for headlines and other display uses. Woodley Park is based on Curtis' expansion of an all-caps typeface called Sylvan, which he discovered in a 1930s type specimen book from Heller-Edwards Composition of Chicago. The resulting typeface is a versatile design with a 1930s personality - Garamond meets Jean Harlow.

 

 

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