ITC Galliard

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Credits

Designer(s)
Matthew Carter
Foundry(ies)
ITC
Release Year
1978
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif, Old Style, French Old Style
Original Format
Photo-composition
Distributor(s)
Adobe
Tags
books, garalde, italic, old style, serif

Background

ITC Galliard is an adaptation of Matthew Carter’s 1978 phototype design for Mergenthaler. Galliard was modeled on the work of Robert Granjon, a sixteenth-century letter cutter, whose typefaces are renowned for their beauty and legibility. Matthew Carter combined his design skills with computer-aided technology to produce this elegant revival. ITC Galliard is a notable typeface for text; the italic is very distinctive in occasional pieces such as invitations and informal announcements.

Background Source

  • http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/html/readmes/GalliardStdReadMe.html

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