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Agfa Monotype Adds 70 New Products to Fonts.com With Release of Chank Fonts

Press release from the issuing company

Wilmington, Mass. and Salfords, Surrey, England, April 30, 2003 - Agfa Monotype Corp. has released the Chank(tm) typeface collection, adding 70 fonts and font packages to Fonts.com. The new products can be previewed, purchased and downloaded from the library page of www.fonts.com.  The collection originates from The Chank Company, founded in 1993 by Chank Diesel, the company's president, chief executive officer and primary type designer. Fonts consist mostly of unconventional display designs. The Crusti(tm) typeface family, for example, shares a crusty appearance among the fonts in the family. The weight and amount of deterioration of Crusti, Crustier(tm) and Crustiest(tm) increases with each design. Individual characters of Crusti Wacky(tm), the family's fourth font, vary in weight and legibility. Nicotine(tm), with its condensed, squared sans lettering, is ideal for headlines and instances where space is limited. Although more conservative than many designs from The Chank Company, Nicotine features a high x-height that gives a surprising twist to many of the lowercase letterforms. Chank fonts are available for Macintosh and Windows platforms in both PostScript and TrueType formats. Prices for individual Chank fonts begin at $22 with volumes of two or more fonts starting at $39. "The energy and enthusiasm for design are apparent throughout the Chank collection," said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at Agfa Monotype. "Its creative spirit is a shining addition to Fonts.com."