International Typeface Corporation Announces 11 New Fonts
Press release from the issuing company
Available Exclusively From ITC And Itcfonts.Com.
Mortsel, Belgium - 30 April 2002 - International Typeface Corporation (ITC), a major provider of fonts and custom typefaces, has announced the release of 11 new fonts. The complete character sets can be viewed at www.itcfonts.com/new.
The new fonts include ITC Keefbats, two weights of ITC Photoplay, and the eight-weight ITC Tabula family. These original and exclusive fonts are available immediately from ITC and www.itcfonts.com.
"The new typefaces add an exceptional blend of high-quality text, display and image typefaces to an already diverse ITC offering," said Allan Haley, director of words and letters at ITC. "We are delighted to be the exclusive home to these new designs and look forward to continuing ITC's tradition of typographic excellence with future releases." ITC is the exclusive owner and distributor of the complete ITC catalog of over 1,400 fonts.
Cheeky drawings in an easy-to-use font format describe the quirky world of ITC Keefbats. Created by Australian graphic designer Keith Philip, ITC Keefbats is a collection of strange and highly likeable characters including animals, insects and a pointy-headed human. ITC Keefbats can be manipulated like any typeface, yet the images maintain clarity at large sizes and take up far less memory than clip art.
Nick Curtis' ITC Photoplay was unearthed from the 1927 edition of Samuel Welo's "Studio Handbook for Artists and Advertisers." The design's original suggested use was for title and caption cards for silent movies. A monoweight design that bridges the gap between turn-of-the-century decorative type and Art Deco, ITC Photoplay is both casual and stylish. To expand this already handy typeface's versatility, Curtis also created a black weight and included an array of alternate characters, a couple of conjunctions and a handful of "bishop's fingers."
ITC Tabula is designed to be read. Originally conceived as a font to set film subtitles, designer Julien Janiszewski later discovered that the constraints he had established for subtitling may also serve well for typographic signage. The design has the versatility to be used for anything from billboard headlines to text copy. The complete sans serif family features four weights with corresponding italics. ITC Tabula is a distinctive and handsome design that is remarkably easy to read.
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