Galliard is the name of a serif typeface designed by Matthew Carter and issued in 1978 by the Mergenthaler Linotype Company. Galliard is based on the sixteenth-century type of ROBERT GRANJON. According to Alexander Lawson. The name Galliard stems from Granjonâ€™s own term for an 8-point font he cut about 1570. Mike Parker, Director of Typographic Development at Mergenthaler Linotype, had been inspired by seeing the types of Granjon at Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp. Matthew Carter, who joined Mergenthaler Linotype as a typeface designer in 1965, was also an admirer. Work continued on the typeface, on-and-off, through the 1960s and 1970s. The typeface was released in 1978.
Matthew Car ter
History Matthew Carter The designer of Galliard. Born in 1937, London. Straight out off high school Carter became an intern at Enschede, a type foundry in the Netherlands. Five years later, he left for New York and became a type designer. Now his work everywhere from Miller on newstands, Verdana on the web. Bell centennial in the phone book to ITC Galliard in a vast seletion of published material. He is one of the most important typographers of the modern age. Carterâ€™s theoretical knowledge and ability to solve design problems makes him such a successful typographer.
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Roman Fonts Used widely in varies types publications mainly as bodycopy and contents. Eg: Storybooks, poem collections, dictionaries and magazines.
Italic Fonts Mainly used for informal documentation and certain lines in some publications. Eg: Tags, punchlines, invitations, informal anouncement.
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“Type is beautiful group of letter not a group of beautiful letter.” - Matthew Carter
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Published on Jul 22, 2013