Poynter Gothic Text

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Designer(s)
Tobias Frere-Jones
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Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Sans Serif, Gothic
Original Format
Digital
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Background

Morris Fuller Benton’s drawings at the Smithsonian show a creative concern for effects of scale on typeface design. Tobias Frere-Jones began with 4-point ATF Franklin Gothic drawings, modifying proportions to mix with Poynter Oldstyle & Benton Gothic, and adjusting ends of curved strokes “C G S a c e r s” to suit news printing conditions. Poynter Gothic Text excels as subheads used with Poynter Oldstyle Text; FB 1997“99

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Last edited by Dan Rubin on December 18, 2009, 11:26am EST

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