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Friday, July 29, 2005

Cool fonts/artwork...

I have to admit it... I am a font guy. I really believe there is just the right font for every occasion. Wrong fonts drive me nuts. Over-use of fonts drives me nuts. It's a personal problem. I need professional help!

To add to my condition, The Monotype Foundation, a new non-profit dedicated to the worldwide advancement of the typograhic arts, is offering font fanatics the opportunity to own a piece of typographic history.



The first in a series of limited-edition packages is the Gill Sans Bold Extra Condensed typeface. The print is a replica of the original, drawn in 1937. The reproduction shows not only the characters of the font but also Gill'’s corrections, pencil titling and initials. No further reproductions of this typeface will be made.

The print measures 18 x 24 inches. The giclee digital fine art printing process was used to produce each piece on archival quality matte paper.

Each print is packaged with two companion pieces -– a commentary about the Gill typeface by designer Michael Harvey, and an article about the Gill Sans typeface. Written by Sebastian Carter, the article first appeared in the Monotype Recorder in 1990. The package also includes a certificate of authenticity for the hand-numbered Gill Sans Bold Extra Condensed print.

Each limited edition package will be available for $200 plus shipping and handling.

Very cool font and a great peice of art for the office wall.

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