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G alliard


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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 Granjon’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

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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. Carter’s theoretical knowledge and ability to solve design problems makes him such a successful typographer.


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Teardrop Terminal

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Bowl

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Romen

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Bold Bold Italic

Black

Black Italic

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Ultra Italic

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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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