Whatever the medium, Girardís love for typography was the common thread that wove his work together. We are honored that the Girard family has entrusted us to celebrate and expand upon the legacy of this design icon with this new collection of fonts. The Girard Slab family gracefully synthesizes illustrative sensibilities into a practical typographic framework. Slabís three widths and four weights ensure versatility in a modern editorial setting while its gentle curves transcend the sterility of traditional typography to add an unprecedented warmth and personality. From boutique chocolate packaging to the titling sequence for an indie vegan superhero cartoon, Girard Script deftly adds a contemporary sophistication to text and display settings. Inspired by a workhorse lettering style that helped Alexander Girard implement thousands of design elements in his overhaul of the Braniff identity system, Girard Sky pulls its weight in any contemporary application. In Girard Sansusie, each character stands alone as an illustrative element while coming together with its counterparts as a whimsical yet functional typeface.
All Girard Slab fonts include a useful OpenType feature that strategically connects select letter combinations. Intended for use at larger sizes, these connections add a distinctive hand-lettered flavor to headlines, logos and other display applications. Itís as easy as activating the "Titling AlternatesĒ feature in any OpenType-savvy program.
Copious alternate characters and "smartĒ OpenType programming allow Sansie to escape the rigid confines of typography to come alive as if flowing from Girardís sketchpad. This animation shows a sampling of the swash characters available in the font.
The ligatures feature substitutes specially-drawn letter combinations that combine two, three or even four characters to create smoother transitions and simulate lettering sensibilities.
Girard Slabís three widths and four weights ensure versatility in a modern editorial setting while its gentle curves transcend the sterility of traditional typography to add an unprecedented warmth and personality.
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19 February
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